It may not be altogether clear

that studying the humanities & critical thinking has something to do with becoming a citizen or becoming publicly engaged or learning how best to change and to preserve this world. Yet, these are precisely the immeasurable values that critical thinking brings to the university.
Judith Butler

STEAM Challenge 2016 Winners!

April 23, 2016 3:30 pm | Leave your thoughts

Grand Prize of $10,000 Pocket Counselor Elsa Friis Anna Haueter Emily Cherenack Christina Schmidt Sofia Stafford Pocket Counselor: Health in Hand is a mobile app project built upon the work of Dr. Eve Puffer designed to help “task-shift” mental health counseling to lay practitioners in Eldoret, Kenya. The team will use the prize money to refine, develop, and scale the app, which is used both  for appointment tracking and management, but also for mental health education and support via multimedia elements collaboratively produced with community . Their pilot project, Tuko Pamoja, or “we are together” will be followed up content refinement and... View Article

STEAM Challenge Finalist Presentations at the Nasher!

April 19, 2016 2:48 pm | Leave your thoughts

The STEAM Challenge Finalist teams will present their projects at the Nasher Museum on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00-12:30PM, with final judging and the announcement of the winner taking place immediately after the project  presentations. Join us to find out what the teams have been doing and to cheer on your peers! Look forward to seeing you there. Tweet us at @dukeSTEAM. SCHEDULE: Intro and Welcome Team Presentations (10 minutes each) Prism – Michael Koh Siang Wui, Jane McConnell, Thomas Philip Klebanoff, Lavanya Sunder, Michelle Seywald New Media Memex – Max Symuleski, Ozgun Eylul Iscen, Evan Donahue Akin – Giselle Rene Graham, Krista Lee... View Article

STEAM Challenge 2016 Finalist Teams Announced

March 1, 2016 9:17 pm | Leave your thoughts

The following teams have completed the initial screening process and will be advancing to the next round in the STEAM 2016 Competition: “Akin” – Giselle Rene Graham, Krista Lee Opsahl‐Ong, Maya Patel, Lisa Guraya “Group Fund for Artistic Expression” – Alan Khaykin, Qusai Shabbir Hussain “New Media Memex” – Max Symuleski, Ozgun Eylul Iscen, Evan Donahue “Prism” – Michael Koh Siang Wui, Jane McConnell, Thomas Philip Klebanoff, Lavanya Sunder, Michelle Seywald “Pocket Counselor” – Elsa Friis, Sofia Stafford, Anne Seeger Haueter, Christina Nicole Schmidt, Emily Mellissa Cherenack “Sweetness Sans Sucre” – Francesca Davie, Ariana Gallegos “Team Dhoop” – Raghav Saboo, Vibhu Tewary,... View Article

STEAM Challenge Meet-Ups in January 2016

January 19, 2016 11:38 pm | Leave your thoughts

We will have three STEAM Challenge Meetups in January 2016: Thursday, January 21 at 4:30PM in Smith Bay 4, Room C104 Tuesday, January 26 at 4:30PM in Smith Bay 4, Room C104 Thursday January 28 at 4:30PM in Smith Bay 4, Room C104 Come meet with other potential collaborators and learn more about the Challenge! You may also contact the STEAM Challenge Mentors and Judges (see FAQs) for advice on putting together your proposal. Proposal deadline is February 1, 2016! Proposal forms will open January 21, 2016.

STEAM Challenge Meet-Ups

November 24, 2015 2:52 am | Leave your thoughts

The first STEAM Challenge Meet-Ups will take place on November 30, 2015 and December 1, 2015 at 4:30pm in Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Room C104 (PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge). Learn more about the Challenge, meet potential project mentors, and meet other potential STEAM Challenge partners.