Last year, SSU approved the funding of a proposal to integrate music into courses in the School of Science and Technology. In their proposal, professors Haider Khaleel, Lynn Cominsky and Bala Ravikumar called for funding from the university for student use of the Green Music Center as a laboratory in some engineering science courses.
Khaleel credits his inspiration for introducing music into his courses to his interest in music outside of teaching. "Being a musician and an engineering professor, I naturally try to give applications to music and audio," he said. "So in addition to real-life practical examples, I use musical examples whenever possible."