Vivianne Peckham Posted over 1 year ago TEDitorials as student writing assignment. I viewed a TED a few months ago about integrated engineering involving algae and energy off the coast of California (Monterey?). It was fascinating. Integrating different fields and specialities, generally, is a very creative and effective way to solve problems. I think that's an important and exciting approach for budding scientists, doctors, and anyone at all. It fosters creativity, innovention, tolerance, and i'm sure all sorts of other traits and results.