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STEAM in NYC
4.16.2018 University of North Carolina Asheville
Climate change. The price of commercialism. Conceptual artist Mel Chin’s installation in Times Square this summer is designed to provoke thinking on these issues from the millions who will see it every week. And UNC Asheville students have been working since August with Chin, the university’s Black Mountain College Legacy Fellow for fall semester, to bring his ideas to fruition. Read More


Xpress presents: 2017 Asheville Innovators — Sara Sanders and Brent Skidmore
12.2.2017 Mountain Xpress
Marked by a variety of characteristics, innovation can be found in multiple disciplines. But all innovators set out in front of the pack, bushwhacking a trail where none exists. Innovative organizations and projects bring outside-the-box thinking to problems or present a refreshing take on the status quo. Read More


Artist Mel Chin works with UNC Asheville students, faculty
10.17.2017 Citizen-Times
ASHEVILLE - Mel Chin, the renowned artist and Black Mountain College Legacy Fellow at UNC Asheville for 2017-18, is using his fellowship to engage students across disciplines in large-scale projects for even larger audiences. Working with students in art, engineering and new media, Chin’s plans include huge physical and “AR” (augmented reality) installations... Read More


Mechatronics Creative Collision"Creative Collision" in Mechatronics, STEAM Studio
June 2017 Higher Education Works
ASHEVILLE – UNC Asheville is the only institution in the University of North Carolina System that offers Mechatronics Engineering, which combines the disciplines of engineering and computer science with design, art and sculpture. “It’s a creative collision,” Chancellor Mary Grant says in the accompanying video. “It’s asking the question, ‘What’s the problem we’re trying to solve?’ instead of just coming in and fixing something.” Read More


Mechatronics Creative CollisionUNC Asheville Makerspace Brings Together Engineering, Art, Computer Science
1.12.17 CampusTechnology.com
The University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNC Asheville) last month opened a new makerspace that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration among students, encouraging engineers, artists and entrepreneurs to work alongside each other as well as faculty and staff experts. The new STEAM Studio is located adjacent to campus at the River Arts Makers Place (RAMP). Read More

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