The LASE edge

“It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough—​ it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing” ​— Steve Jobs

“Advocates of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are missing the point. The value of a liberal arts education is ​ not in the content that is taught, but rather in the mode of teaching and in the intellectual skills that are gained ​ by learning how to think systematically and rigorously” — Cecilia Gaposchkin, Dartmouth College

“Yes, [employers] want technical skills. But they also want something broader. They want to hire engineers who can communicate and think critically, who can adapt and create, who can assess the quality of conflicting information, and who can view a problem from multiple perspectives. These are the core skills cultivated by the liberal arts, ​and I’ve never met an employer who didn’t think they were more important than most other people think” — Kenneth Osgood, Colorado School of Mines