Special Events

ArtsEngine regularly co-sponsors programs, events, and initiatives with a variety of campus partners, with the goal of increasing student engagement in the arts and across disciplinary boundaries.  

Science As Art Contest

The Science As Art Contest, co-sponsored with Arts at Michigan and the LSA Science Learning Center, challenges students to create art work that demonstrates a scientific idea or principle.  Cash awards are made in multiple categories, with a Grand Prize winner selected from all submitted work.  

View the 2018-19 Winners HERE.


Multidisciplinary Design Program

Students on the ArtsEngine project will create a media-integrative 21st century expressive instrument by re-imagining and re-designing a vintage analog musical instrument – a Hammond M3 organ. Meet the project team at the preview night, October 1, 6-8pm in the BBB Atrium and learn more about the project at the project fair, October 2, 12-4pm in the Duderstadt Atrium and apply online.


U-M Town Hall on the Integration of Arts, Humanities, and STEMM

This campus-wide town hall will focus on the findings and recommendations from the consensus report, The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education: Branches from the Same Treereleased in May 2018 by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). The report, which represents the culmination of a two-year study conducted by a committee of NAS members from across the disciplinary spectrum – scientists, engineers, health professionals, humanists, artists, and industry leaders, supports the integration of the humanities and the arts with science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical education. The range of positive student outcomes this report identifies includes improved written and oral communication skills, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and the ability to apply knowledge in the real world. The report also supports interdisciplinary integration as a method to improve and enrich students’ success in their workplace, in society, and in their lives. 


ArtsEngine is also a proud collaborator with and supporter of the following organizations, programs, and initiatives: