The Mission of the STEAMplant initiative is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and “art” as defined by the diverse disciplines pursued at Pratt.
What we do
The STEAMplant supports its mission through two programs:
Sirovich Family Student Fellowship Program – Supports graduate and upperclass undergraduate students at Pratt doing STEAM work. Click here for more information about this program.
Sirovich Family Residency Program – Supports professionals outside of the Pratt community seeking to work on a STEAM project in residency at Pratt. Click here for more information about this program.
Both programs involve collaboration with at least one faculty or staff member from the Mathematics and Science Department and at least one faculty/staff member from another department at Pratt. Visit our people page to see the range of past, present, and potential collaborators.
Projects are supported by the broad array of resources that are available at the Institute, including vast knowledge and a wide range of technological capabilities, especially those that can be used to produce creative work. STEAMplant projects produce work that can be exhibited publicly and communicated to a targeted audience.
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its ~4,600 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information science, and liberal arts and sciences. The Institute’s main campus in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn is adjacent to the emerging Brooklyn Tech Triangle, a nexus for innovation and entrepreneurship. As one of the world’s multicultural epicenters for arts, culture, design, and business, New York City provides the Pratt community with an exceptional environment that extends beyond the Pratt campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students and each other to transform their passion into meaningful expression.
STEAMplant is one manifestation of the numerous interdisciplinary collaborative networks that exist at the institution that produce engaging creative work.