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  • Planetary Research Practices

    During a recent visit to the Northeast Planetary Data Center, students in Digital + Media began exploring the astronomical potential of creative research.

  • Close Encounters at the Aquarium

    An internship at Mystic [CT] Aquarium gave Rae Whiteley 17 IL an opportunity to capture the emotion behind inter-species communication.

  • Summer Internships with a Twist

    Working with nonprofits and governmental agencies, RISD's Maharam STEAM fellows are applying critical thinking to issues well beyond the world of art and design. 

  • Redesigning Environmentalism

    Ian Quate MLA 11 is helping to redefine landscape architecture through an interdisciplinary research project focused on cleaning up Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. 

  • Stimulating STEAM Symposium

    Artists, scientists, designers and educators share ideas and stimulate new avenues of thought at RISD’s biennial Design Science Symposium

  • Exploring Ideas in the Dunes

    Building on his work with the National Park Service last summer, Maharam STEAM Fellow Joseph Fellows 16 SC is teaching a 3D imaging workshop this month in Colorado.  

  • Cultivating Collaboration

    As a biodesigner and studio manager of RISD Co-Works, David Kim MFA 14 DM is deeply committed to principles of inclusion and interdisciplinarity.

  • Understanding Holography

    In a course on optics, students  learn the complexities of creating 3D imagery through the process of making holograms. 

  • Rethinking Science Through Art

    Grad student Stephanie Muscat MFA 17 DM combines hands-on making skills with a lifelong love of science. 

  • Inspiring Conservation

    Maharam STEAM Fellow Kate Aitchison MFA 16 PR pursues projects that combine art and science for the good of the natural world.

At RISD there's nothing unusual about suddenly finding a doorknob on a tree trunk, shown here across from Carr House,
the charming home of Student Life offices and the student-run Carr Haus Café.