When you glance at your bracelet or a painting in a museum, it’s easy to assume that little to no math was used in their creation. But according to Mario Eraso, engineering and artistry go together more often than we think.
“When I see artists that are creating jewels, or jewel-making, that process is engineering at a miniature scale,” said Eraso. “If you think about the artist and the scientist, what they have in common is that they observe with close attention and detail.”
Eraso, the STEM coordinator in the School of Computing and Information Sciences, displayed his knowledge in STEM education during “Mixtape Mondays,” an event hosted by Frost Art Museum where FIU faculty share their research interests.