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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December 8, 2021

Originally published November 30, 2021


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August 24, 2021

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August 6, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Jacobs, Assistant Professor in Plant Pathology and IDI Discovery Theme faculty hire, who was presented with the highly competitive APS Hewitt & Hewitt Award …

July 19, 2021

Originally published by Wired on June 10, 2021

Photograph: Getty Images (included from original article)


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