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Stephen Carter, B.S./M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2016

judgments in my own life.” Pham’s studies in Paris will include French language, history, and politics. Most engineering students who have taken advantage of the increased study-abroad opportunities since the beginning of the affiliation between NYU and its Brooklyn location in 2008 have welcomed the chance to explore classes outside their major. “I took courses I couldn’t ordinarly Carter skateboarding on the Ayalon Highways of Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur during the fall of 2012

take, given the intensity of the physics program,” says Nunez, who studied psychology and ethics at NYU’s London campus in the fall of 2011. “It was a nice release from the rigorous math and science schedule that I’m used to, [and] it broadened my education [through] different types of problem solving.” Carter, whose fall 2012 course load in Tel Aviv included Middle-Eastern diplomacy and negotiation, agrees: “The humanities courses broadened my perspective on problems I was trying to resolve, whether

it might be friction during a team project or finding a clearer way of expressing my thoughts and opinions.” The journal Science has reported that humanities study can deepen and extend the life of a science degree by giving students tools for communication, reflection, adaptation, self-teaching, and interdisciplinary flexibility. Perhaps that’s why Meagan Watson, an NYU alumnus and the NYU School of Engineering's Coordinator of Academic Advising, feels that incorporating the humanities in an engineering education exem37

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