Who is going to change the world?

Who’s going to change the world? Engineers.

So says ExxonMobil in their new campaign to entice young minds into STEM programs. They have a great commercial that airs frequently on programs I watch, and it is compelling.

But something about it has been bothering me, and I hadn’t been able to figure it out until I happened on another YouTube video posted by NPR.

This video, “A Liberal Arts Curriculum in Two Minutes” helped me to identify what was nagging at me about the invitation to engineering.

Liberal Arts has lately taken a back seat to STEM. Degrees in liberal arts, mine included, are often deemed “useless.” As our world becomes more and more intricately driven by technology, science, technology, engineering and math are definitely needed to compete in this world. (more…)