The Engineering Art Collection in theZachry Engineering Education Complex
Intersection of Art and Engineering
The College of Engineering integrated an art program within the Zachry Engineering Education Complex to encourage creativity, innovation and promote cross-disciplinary initiatives in education and research. The art program entails site-specific works of art created by visionary artists, who conceptually draw inspiration from science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The goal of The College of Engineering art program is to engage the students, faculty and alumni by inspiring exploration, inventiveness and enterprise.
This collection celebrates the intersection of creativity and innovation through art and engineering. The College of Engineering has commissioned site-specific, privately-funded works of art that reflect the interdisciplinary fields of engineering.
A university committee selected 10 visionary artists from more than 100 candidates to be included in the art collection within the Zachry Engineering Education Complex. The selected artists draw inspiration from science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The collection promotes innovation and discovery of science and engineering by:
Encouraging excellence, innovation and cross-disciplinary initiatives in engineering education
Providing national and international leadership in engineering education
Encouraging and supporting opportunities for students to grow beyond their chosen disciplines.
“It is our collective goal that the art will encourage interactivity and function as an academic tool for purposes of engaging the students, faculty and former students by inspiring exploration, inventiveness and enterprise.”— M. Katherine Banks, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering