STEAM Factory Collaborations and Successes
In just two years, the STEAM Factory has grown from three founding members to over 150 members across hundreds of different disciplines. STEAM has hosted 29 STEAM Exchanges with an average of 32 participants in each seminar, and has enabled hundreds of Ohio State faculty interactions representing over 80 departments and disciplines. STEAM has been playing an increasing role in faculty recruitment, with candidates saying they chose Ohio State over other offers in part due to the efforts of the STEAM Factory. This organization has facilitated and inspired invaluable faculty interactions, project collaborations, and research and has played a supporting role in individual STEAM members receiving various grants including NSF Early Career awards.