IDEAS

Integrated Design, Engineering, and Applied Sciences

The broad and deep challenges of society demand nimble minds that incorporate skills from design, engineering, and applied science. The Integrated Design, Engineering, & Applied Science (IDEAS) program prepares students to succeed at the intersection of design, the arts, and engineering. Students develop foundational knowledge in design and engineering by working in collaborative groups on project-based studies.  The core courses of the IDEAS minor provide a basis in both the technical and aesthetic aspects of design.  These courses serve as the basis for more focused studies in a broad array of elective modules that span design and engineering disciplines

The IDEAS program is hosted and administerered by the College of Integrative Sciences.

Department News

New Minor in Design, Engineering and Applied Sciences Announced

New Minor in Design, Engineering and Applied Sciences Announced
Amid rising student interest, Wesleyan has announced a new interdisciplinary minor in Integrated Design, Engineering, and Applied Sciences (IDEAS), beginning in 2017-18. It will be hosted within the College of Integrative Sciences (CIS). The IDEAS minor will introduce foundational skills in engineering and design, and bring together existing arts, design, and applied science courses to…


Weaver MALS ’75, CAS ’76 to Co-Direct Smithsonian’s Video Game Pioneers Archive

Weaver MALS ’75, CAS ’76 to Co-Direct Smithsonian’s Video Game Pioneers Archive
Chris Weaver MALS ’75, CAS ’76, visiting professor in the College of Integrative Sciences at Wesleyan, was appointed co-director of the Video Game Pioneers Archive at the Smithsonian Institute’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. This one-of-a-kind initiative will record oral-history interviews with first-generation inventors of the video game industry, creating a…


Alden Trust Supports New Digital Design Studio
Wesleyan received a $150,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust to support a Digital Design Studio currently under construction in the Davison Art Center. The interdisciplinary Digital Design Studio will equip Wesleyan students and faculty to address current and future needs with the tools to imagine and test new frontiers in design. The Digital Design Studio will become…

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