Art/Sci Student Residencies

The Art/Sci Student Residency program offers unique opportunities designed to encourage interdisciplinary learning and creative production by exposing students to life and work in an alternate discipline’s maker space – i.e. the artist in the engineering lab, the engineer in the artist’s studio or performance space. Each residency comes with a cash prize and the expectation that a work of some kind will be produced as a response to experience. The student is expected to produce a final work of some kind within their discipline that reflects, builds on, explores, integrates or traces their experience in the residency. The successful applicant will receive $1,000 in support of their time, materials and creative work ($500 midway through the residency, $500 at/near the end of the project period). Select a prize below to learn more.


The Bennett – Eglash Prize

Audrey Bennett is a graphic design scholar who studies cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary design that make use of images that permeate global culture and impact the way we think and behave. Ron Eglash‘s work in this area examines how digital fabrication, AI and other innovations can be used to nurture and sustain generative justice. The Bennett – Eglash Prize is designed for an undergraduate student currently enrolled in the College of Engineering, the A. Alfred Taubman School of Architecture + Urban Planning, the School of Music, Theatre, & Dance, or the School of Information who is interested in interacting with art and design practice, collaborating around creative process, and exploring the links between technology and fiber arts. No previous art, design or coding experience is required, although curiosity and a willingness to explore are essential! Students receiving the prize will spend approximately 24-30 hours over 12 weeks of either the Fall or Winter semesters (September-December or January-April) participating with Professor Audrey Bennett and Professor Ron Eglash, whose studio practice is working at the intersection of cultural art, computational thinking, electronics integration and fiber arts. The resident student will gain a greater understanding of arts research methodologies and creative production as they occur in this interdisciplinary space, and  the role the arts can play in diversity and equity in STEM education. The student is expected to produce a final creative work of some kind that reflects, builds on, explores, integrates or traces their experience in the residency and their own disciplinary focus. 

Applications for Fall 2019 due Friday, April 5

 

 


The Mondro Prize

Anne Mondro‘s creative research focuses on the strengths and challenges associated with illness. She creates intricately woven anatomical sculptures to metaphorically reflect the emotional complexities of caring for others. Students that are interested in learning about the creative process including material exploration and concept development and are open to learning about three-dimensional art will have access to a studio environment and learn from an established artist. Students should be self-directed, responsible, eager to learn and motivated to explore interdisciplinary possibilities. Recipients will be exposed to new materials, techniques, and processes to inspire their creative work and be engaged in conversations around interdisciplinary research. The Mondro Prize is designed for an undergraduate student currently enrolled in the College of Engineering, the A. Alfred Taubman School of Architecture + Urban Planning, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, or the School of Information who is interested in developing a greater understanding about the role that interdisciplinary connections between art, design, technology, creative expression and wellness can play in creating physical metaphors that reflect the emotional complexity of caring for others. No experience in visual art is required, although curiosity and a willingness to explore are essential! Students receiving the prize will spend approximately 24-30 hours over 12 weeks of either the Fall or Winter semesters (September-December or January-April) participating with Professor Anne Mondro, Art & Design, whose studio practice is working at the intersection of sculpture, materials engineering, health science and community engagement. Her creative research focuses on the strengths and challenges associated with illness. Students will also interact with Professor Mondro’s studio assistants to support their project development.

Applications for Fall 2019 due Friday, April 5

 

 


The Moldwin Prize

The Moldwin Prize is designed for an undergraduate student currently enrolled in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, the A. Alfred Taubman School of Architecture + Urban Planning, or the School of Music, Theatre & Dance who is interested in exchange and collaboration with students engaged in research practice in an engineering lab. No previous science or engineering experience is required, although curiosity and a willingness to explore are essential! Students receiving the residency will spend 20 hours over 8 weeks participating with the undergraduate research team in the lab of Professor Mark Moldwin, which is currently doing work in the areas of space weather (how the Sun influences the space environment of Earth and society) and magnetic sensor development. The resident student artist will gain a greater understanding of research methodologies in the space and climate fields, data visualization and communication techniques, and how the collision of disciplinary knowledge in the arts, engineering and sciences deepens the creative practice and production of each discipline.

Mark Moldwin is a Professor of Space Sciences and Engineering and Applied Physics within the University of Michigan’s Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering within the College of Engineering and affiliated with the Space Physics Research Laboratory and the Robotics Institute. 

The Moldwin Prize will not be offered for the Fall 2019 semester – please check back for application deadlines for Winter 2020.

Moldwin Prize Recipients