Andrew Myers of Stanford News recently highlighted the Engineers in the Arts Scholarship that provides partial music lesson funding for declared engineering students. Both Stanford Engineering and the Friends of Music at Stanford fund this scholarship. Persis Drell, the current Dean of Stanford Engineering, is a cellist herself; she is one of what turns out to be quite a few engineers who have found a place for music in their lives. "A program like Engineers in the Arts is the perfect exemplification of what being a Stanford engineer is all about,” Drell says. “Despite perception as single-minded techies, we are actually people of broad interests and talents... I think music actually makes us better engineers.”
The Engineers in the Arts Scholarship was initiated in 1984 by former Dean James Gibbons, a jazz trombonist, and it's continued to provide well-appreciated opportunities for engineers to enhance their musical abilities over the last 31 years. | Read the full article at Stanford News.