STEAM Café

Beautiful Minds: Developing Emotionally Intelligent Engineers

Dan Dolan, Professor Emeritus & Director of CAMP

Kim Osberg, Associate Director of CAMP

Universities and businesses alike have come to understand the importance of teaching future engineers not just technical skills, but attributes such as the ability to lead, collaborate, work in teams and communicate effectively. The terminology is “emotional intelligence,” and it has become a critical piece of STEM education.

At SD Mines, one program focused on teaching emotional intelligence is CAMP (Center for Advanced Multi-disciplinary Projects). Students in CAMP take part in intercollegiate student design competitions with professional development a key objective. At the May STEAM Café, Dan Dolan and Kim Osberg will explore how the program helps students develop and grow emotional intelligence in order to become fully realized engineers.

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