Art/Sci Student Residency Program

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 Moldwin Prize

Apply for the Moldwin Prize

Application Deadline for Fall 2018 is Friday, March 23, 2018!

The Moldwin Prize is designed for an undergraduate student currently enrolled in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, the Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning or the School of Music, Theatre and 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.

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).

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. Read more at:


Winter 2018 Moldwin Prize Recipients

Fee Christoph, Interarts

Maite Irribaren, Engineering, Art & Design

Fall 2017 Moldwin Prize Recipients

Siena McKim, Art & Design

JP Wogoman, SMTD

Winter 2017 Moldwin Prize Recipients

Anna Brooks, Interarts, Art & Design/SMTD

Joe Iovino, Art & Design

Read the process blog from the inaugural Moldwin Prize recipients.

Read the article about the inaugural Moldwin Prize recipients and project.

For more information about the Moldwin Prize, or the Art/Sci Residency Program, contact us at