Space Noise by Maite Iribarren, Art & Design/College of Engineering Student, 2018 Moldwin Prize Winner

art/sci student residencies

Art/Sci Student Residencies offer 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 the experience.

Team Spiritus, 2019 First Place Winners

42 hours of creativity

The annual interdisciplinary design / build competition (42 Hours of RE_Creativity) was reimagined for the 2019 season which challenged student teams – with projects that range from the practical to the fanciful to the abstract – in a makeathon centered around this year’s theme: Science & Fiction. Prizes from $500-$1,500 are awarded by a team of invited judges from the ranks of University faculty and staff and industry professionals.

Ripple Effect by Dorsey Kaufmann, University of Arizona Student, 2017 a2ru Emerging Creatives Student Summit Challenge Grant Recipient; installed in the Duderstadt Center Gallery Fall 2019

research remix

As part of our continued effort to bring together a community of scholars from all disciplines at U-M, ArtsEngine is hosting Research Remix – a series of meet ups designed specifically for graduate student research exchange and networking. The format of these happy hour-style sessions, inspired by short slide-based presentations such as Pecha Kucha, will highlight three graduate researchers speaking for six minutes each on a different topic each month. Presentations will be preceded and followed by Q&A and social networking.

a2ru emerging creatives student summit


The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Emerging Creatives Student Summits bring together students interested in the arts, crossing disciplinary boundaries, and developing collaborative projects. Summits have a strong project-based component with activities such as panel discussions with special guests, keynote speakers, site visits or field trips, performances and exhibitions, networking opportunities, and skill-building experiences throughout to collaboratively solve challenges with projects that integrate the arts and design with other disciplines to produce new knowledge; as part of a process of systematic questioning and inquiry; as part of creative activity and scholarship; as a mode of creative activity and scholarship; and in the exploration and discovery of processes, information, applications, ideas or performances. ArtsEngine reviews applications from each school/college to form a team of 5 U-M students to attend as representatives of our campus.

Living ArtsEngine

Living ArtsEngine is an interdisciplinary residential community in Bursley Hall on the University of Michigan’s North Campus that brings together 115 undergraduates in the arts, architecture, engineering, and other fields to explore innovation, creativity and collaboration. Living ArtsEngine strives to provide an open, playful environment that encourages students to generate and pursue creative new ideas.