How Music Correlates With Chemical Engineering

HowMusic Correlates With Chemical Engineering

Thisessayexaminespotentialsimilaritiesbetween chemicalengineeringandmusicusingcreativity attributesandcreativity measuresthat are ratherspecificforexample,risktaking.Whilerisktakingis animportantcomponentin creativity, itrequiresa lotincludingemotionalintelligenceandbeingpatientorratherrisktolerancein orderto yieldexpectedresults.itis thereforecorrectto saythatrisktoleranceiscloselyrelatedto bothprofessionsthatis chemicalengineeringandmusic.In bothdisciplines,there is not a clear,specificanddirectwayin which researchers can assessormeasurethecreativity of bothmusiciansandchemicalengineers.However,a similarityin bothprofessionsshowsthattheybothrequireuniqueattributeswhichare practicality andoriginalityof a highlevel. Itis realistic,therefore, tosaythatchemicalengineersandmusiciansgenerallydisplayalmostthesamelevels of creativity. Researchers haveuseddemographic data andnormativeinformationin orderto measurethelevels of creativity. However,whilemusiciansdisplayhigherlevels of artisticcreativity comparedto chemicalengineerswhodisplayrelativelyhighlevels of scientificcreativity

Chemicalengineeringandmusiccan correlateevenin thesimplestexamination.Bothdisciplinesare resultorientedresultsarerequiredforeachto be consideredsuccessful.In fact,manypeopledon’trealizethatmusicalcompositionsandchemicalengineeringare thesamein thatbothdisciplinesrequirea highrepresentationof scientificandartisticdomainsincludingcreativity. Bothchemicalengineeringandmusicusea problem-solvingmethodthat is artisticandscientific.Accordingto researchers, chemicalengineersdisplaythesamelevel of creativity as displayedby musiciansormusicstudents.In fact,theresearchers arguethatscientistsdisplaya behaviorthat could becategorizedbetween thoseof an averagehumanbeingandthatof a creativeartist.Howeverin theprocess,musiciansandchemicalengineersmay be differentin regardsto artandsciencedomains(CharytonandGlenn 213).

Themostexcitingthingis thatcomparedto othercombinationsof specializations, engineeringmajorandmusicis consideredto showhighlevels of creativity comparedto othercombinations.Thissimplyshowsthatnoothercombinationof disciplinesandprofessionswould yieldmorecreativity levels morethan Chemical engineeringandmusiccombinationspecialization. To realizethat,a studywascarriedout in orderto comeup with a conclusionwascollectedfrom 100 studentsfrom bothdisciplineswherequestionnaireswereadministeredto eachindividuals.Thequestionnairesaskedquestionsrelatedto demographic data includingthe majorareaof specialization, race,genderandageamong others. Thestudentswerealsosubjectedto anotherchecklisttheCreative personalityscalewhichin turnwasimportantto assesstheir levels of creativity. Thetestwashighlycredibleandhencewasseverallyusedas a measureof creativity test.Through thisresearch,itcameout thatpeoplesharinga similarpersonalitytraitsproducedsimilarcreativeresultswhenpresentedwith a challenge(CharytonandGlenn 215).

Anothertestto measurethetemperamentlevel of thesamestudygroupwasintroduced.Thecreativetemperamentwasmeantto assessthecharacteristicsofan individual’spersonalityandtryto predictwhatanswersthoseindividualswould givewhenaskedabout differentmatters.Anothertestcameup to measuretherisktoleranceof individuals.Cognitive risktoleranceassessedtheabilityof an individualto expressan ideaevenwhenfacedwith substantialopposition.Theresultsindicatedthatthedata acquiredbychemicalengineeringstudentswasapproximatelyequalto thedata that musicstudentsdelivered,wherehighscoresweretranslatedto be equalconsecutivelyto highcognitive levels of risktolerance.Anothertestwasalsointroducedto thestudentsunder study.Purdue creativity helpedin theselectionof chemicalengineeringstudentswhohadtheabilityto comeupwith tangiblesolutionsto theproblemsfacingthem in thechemicalengineeringfield.Comparedto otherdisciplines,chemicalengineeringstudentsdisplayedsimilarlevels of problem-solvingas musicstudents(CharytonandGlenn 216).

Analysishas alsodisplayedthatbothmusiciansandchemicalengineeringstudentshavehigherscientific,generalandartisticcreativity comparedto othersimilargroups.However,anissueof genderdisparityin termsof creativity forbothchemicalengineeringstudentsandmusicstudentevolvedwheremalemusiciansandmaleengineerswereconsideredto havehigherlevels of creativity comparedto thelevel of norms.On theotherhand,femalemusiciansandfemalechemicalengineerswereconsideredto havehighernormscomparedto their creativity temperamentlevels. Femaleengineers,musicians,andmalemusicianswereconsideredto havehighercreativity comparedto thelevel of normswhichwasconsiderably lower.Anotherresearchdisplayedthatengineersandmusiciansin collegelevels hadhighercreativity levels comparedto highschoolstudentsin termsof musiccreativity (CharytonandGlenn 217).

Anotherexamplethat showsthecorrelationof chemicalengineeringto musiccan beseenin Harmonic Chemistry, which is a newfield.Harmonic Chemistry is necessaryforpeopleare interestedin knowingmoreabout technologies that rely on chemicalreactionsin orderto yielddesiredresults.Harmonic Chemistry givesan insightinto therelationshipthat is therein chemicalelements.Harmonicchemistry iscalculatedin musicalratioswhichare thenrelatedto chemicalconcepts.In severaluniversitiesandcolleges,a programhas beendesigned&nbspto offerbroaderopportunities.Theprogramsare opento studentswhohaveenrolledinschoolsof musicorintoschoolsof engineeringespeciallychemicalengineering.By theendof theprogram,a studentacquiresconcurrentdegreesin bothcoursesi.e. from chemicalengineeringandfrom theschoolof musicat thesametime.Howeverone cannot jointheprogramwhileitis halfwayandhenceare requiredto startoff with theprogramimmediatelyduring their firstyearenrollmentinto theuniversityorinto thecollege(CharytonandGlenn 217).

Agoodexampleof chemicalengineerswhoweregoodin musicis John Berry, a chemicalengineerwhowasmotivatedbymusicto guidehis researchesandinfluencehis creativity. Thechemicalengineerwasa musicianwhoplayedseveralinstrumentsincludingthepianoandtheviolinamong others. Hetooattested to thefactthatthere is a verythinlinein thecreativity in engineeringandgeneralscienceandmusiccreativity. Thoughhebegana musicalcareerbefore pursuinghis education,hewasstillableto passin his chemistry classesin bothhighschoolandcampuswherehedidtwo degreesone in chemicalengineeringandtheotherin music.Thathesayswasquitesuccessfulprovingthatifthetwo werenot correlated,thenitwould haveturnedout to be ratherdifficultforhim to passwellin bothdisciplinesleavealoneevencompletingbothcourses.Asitis perceived,chemicalengineeringis consideredto be muchinvolvingandtaskingcomparedto musicbutaccordingto him, hecould stillfinda goodwayto startthedayby playingmusic.Thatway,Berry saysmusicis whatsethis mindstraightandfreshreadyfortheday.Heevenwentaheadto participatein a concertthat hadbeenarrangedto involvechemicalengineeringstudentsandmusicstudents(CharytonandGlenn 219).

Inconclusion,itis evidentthatthrough theentireessayitis easilynotablethatbothchemicalengineeringandmusicstudentswerekeenin assessinglevels of creativity andemphasizingtheneedforassessingthelevels of creativity among variousdisciplines.Researchers triedto findout reliable,validandappropriateinstrumentsavailable.Theinstrumentsthattheresearchers choseprovidedveryimportantinformationbutafter collectingandanalyzingthedata, theresultscausedan alarmabout thestatusof theinstrumentsaccuracy.Whentheinstrumentswereused,creativity in termsof musicseemedto be differentwith othercreativity levels as ithadearlierbeenexpected.Ona similarnote,chemicalengineeringcreativity didnot relatecloselyas hadearlierbeenexpectedcomparedto theothergeneralcreativity levels. Up to thispoint,itis stillsurprisinghowone cannot pullout specificandsignificantdifferencein termsof creativity that is between chemicalengineersandmusicians.Itis,therefore, correctandlegitimateto concludethatchemicalengineeringandmusichavea higher,tangibleandsensiblecorrelationcomparedto otherdisciplines.

WorksCited

Charyton,Christine, and Glenn E. Snelbecker. General,artistic and scientific creativity attributes of engineering andmusic students:CreativityResearch Journal19.2-3 (2007): 213-225. Print.