From STEM to STEAM: A heightened focus on the arts is breeding a new generation of renaissance scientists

For Richard Sebastian-Coleman ’16, senior year at Mines was an exceedingly busy one. But not in the way some might imagine for a budding engineer. On weeknights, he raced from his last lab to rehearse with the orchestra or string quartet. Weekends brought rehearsals with Mines Little Theatre, where he portrayed Egeus in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Monster in Young Frankenstein, while also serving as the club’s president. In the wee hours of morning, after his homework for his wastewater treatment class was complete, he often turned to reviewing poetry and art submissions for High Grade,...

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