Literature from an Engineer’s Perspective
In March 2018, editors of High Grade, Mines’ literary arts journal, attended the Association for Writers and Writing Programs conference in Tampa, Fla. Mines alumnus George Saunders ’81 gave the keynote address at the conference, his talk centering around the theme of compassion.
Before his talk, Saunders met up with High Grade’s editors and swapped stories about Mines. “The students connected with him on how meaningful the arts are to their technical worlds, failing their first test and how writing, creativity and tough engineering classes are synonymous,” Toni Lefton, High Grade’s advisor, said. “It was a moment of a lifetime for our young engineers.”