New program for first-year students blends liberal arts and STEM to address new technologies; apply by Jan. 2

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking first-year students from across the Case Western Reserve University campus to become the inaugural recipients of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation’s Fellowship in the new Experimental Humanities program.

The program will begin in spring 2024 and will be composed of eight students.

This is an initiative to integrate the liberal arts and STEM in order to address the rapidly evolving technological landscape and today’s most pressing societal issues.

First-year students with a passionate interest in this area of study are encouraged to apply for the Mandel Fellowship by no later than Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Students will blend humanities-oriented critical reflection with hands-on experimenting and skills development in new technologies, enabling them to ask deep questions about the ethical, philosophical and socio-cultural implications of scientific and technological change.

Mandel Fellows will receive scholarship funding for an estimated three-and-a-half academic years and substantial funding for internships and leadership development so they can apply their skills in real-world settings, bridging the gap between academia and industry, and enhancing their readiness for leadership roles.

To apply for this opportunity, students are asked to create a one-page document detailing their personal and academic interest in the integration of humanities and STEM through technology.

Learn more about the program and get application details.