Do engineers have empathy Can they get into other people s heads How do empathy and the arts relate to engineering education We talk about this with today s guest Rachel Fahrig an educator with experience in high school science and engineering We also preview our submissions to the SXSW conference both related to integrating the arts with engineering This episode was recorded in a market in Austin TX so there is some background noise You can vote for our SXSW proposals on integrated arts and engineering online Improv Art Games for Designers Engineers is at http panelpicker sxsw com vote 61557 and Electronic Quilts Weaving Art with Engineering is at http panelpicker sxsw com vote 60958 One engineering abstract related to Empathic Lead User Analysis is here http proceedings asmedigitalcollection asme org proceeding aspx articleid 1604193 If you don t know that Lily Tomlin sketch of Edith Ann here s one example https youtu be u-Jcny8RiMg list PL lxjlU 5l5k2TWzH1GyLdH-7b6tBU-QF Our theme music comes from School Zone radio edit by The Honorable Sleaze Our other music today is from William Henry Harrison High School Fight Song by Steve Combs All are used under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses creativecommons org licenses by 4 0 A transcript for this episode is at http www k12engineering net transcripts ep9 htmlClick here to visit this podcast episode