Facilitating a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration


Founded in December 2012 by a collection of new and energetic Ohio State faculty, postdocs and staff, the STEAM Factory is a diverse and inclusive grass-roots network in the Ohio State community that facilitates creative and interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and dissemination.

Our Goals

  • To provide opportunities for collaboration that enhance and drive innovation within all research disciplines;
  • To provide linkages and interdisciplinary interactions between Ohio State departments and colleges; and
  • To increase the public awareness, understanding and impact of Ohio State research.

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Recent News

June 9, 2021

As part of the STEAM Factory’s commitment to interdisciplinary research and outreach, the Convergent Learning from Divergent Perspectives project (NSF AISL #1811119) brings together…

June 3, 2021

The Interdisciplinary Team of Instructors: Alison Bennett (bennett.1242@osu.edu), Charlene Brenner, Jeff Agnoli, Marcela Hernandez, Liz Kirby, Mark Moritz, Risa Pesapane, Zoe Plakias, Courtney…

May 10, 2021

Watch as STEAM members, Mary Rodriguez and Susan Melsop, and two additional Ohio State faculty members, Nyama McCarthy-Brown and William Miller,  share their thoughts on the importance of engaging…

April 26, 2021

STEAM Communities Embody Interdisciplinary Collaboration

In studying the intricacies of interdisciplinary collaboration within the STEAM Factory, we further explore members’ collaborative…

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