The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

Why Future Scientists, Physicians, and Engineers Should Study the Great Books

Mon, October 18, 2010 | WEL 2.246

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join us on Monday, Oct. 18 at 7 pm for an evening symposium, “Why Future Scientists, Physicians, and Engineers Should Study the Great Books.” Three highly successful scientists will explain how reading classic texts in philosophy and literature and seminal works in the history of science have made them more effective researchers and leaders in their fields. They will give advice on how you can go beyond the usual pre-professional training to develop outstanding skills in critical and creative thinking that will enhance your medical and graduate school applications and your professional success.

Panelists will include

  • Dr. Hans Mark, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, UT Austin; former Secretary of the Air Force; former Chancellor, UT System
  • Dr. Bernhardt Trout, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of Freshman Concourse Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Richard Harper, Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgical Group of Texas; Clinical Associate Professor, Baylor College of medicine; graduate of Plan II Honors Program

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