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

July 19, 2021

Originally published by Wired on June 10, 2021

Photograph: Getty Images (included from original article)


A major new report calls on humanity to tackle the biodiversity…

July 19, 2021

Originally published July 6, 2021 by the Sustainability Institute 

Atar Herziger, a postdoctoral researcher for the Sustainability Institute, School of Environment and Natural…

July 8, 2021

High School I/O is a creative race for innovation and exploration presented by OHI/O, Ohio State’s Informal Learning Program. (hack.osu.edu) This is a one-day event of coding, building, and…

July 8, 2021

Originally published June 2021 by Ohio State INSIGHTS


Adding visuals to music shows up everywhere now. In YouTube videos, in pop concerts, even in Christmas light displays.…

People Directory

Roman Holowinsky
Associate Professor, Mathematics Managing Director, The Erdős Institute Cofounder and Chair Emeritus, STEAM Factory
Christa Teston
Associate Professor, English
Manager of Gallery Teaching and Engagement, Wexner Center for the Arts
Alvaro  Montenegro
Associate Professor, Geography, Director Atmospheric Sciences Program