My degree is about marrying science with art in creating new technologies that help society. These processes are helped by computer aided design applications and 3D printing. What I’ve done is take graphic design classes, physics, sculpture, and maths and combine them into a new field. I found as I was compiling my program that the engineering field contains the combination of everything I am interested in.
My AP is focused on taking skills I learned in graphic design classes and applying them to design a logo for the interdisciplinary studies department. It would be a fun addition to the department and help in visually aid people in getting an idea about what interdisciplinarity is about.
My RA explores the explosion of 3D printing and CAD technology and its socioeconomic ramifications. Both these technologies made the process of creating and producing things significantly quicker, easier, and with more accuracy.