What is STEAM?

STEAM is an interdisciplinary approach that bridges STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines with the arts, humanities and social sciences, creating STEAM. STEAM's main goal is to answer the questions of the 21st century through different disciplines working together.

Register Your Team

Teams must consist of 3-7 current Wayne State undergraduate and/or graduate students. Each team must include representatives from at least three different disciplines (e.g. business, communication, engineering).

Registration includes:

  1. Names of participants
  2. Majors
  3. Emails
  4. Phone numbers
  5. WSU access IDs
  6. Title of project
  7. 250-word summary of your project

If you are interested and would like to apply, please press the REGISTER button. You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your registration.

The deadline for registering your team is November 12, 2018.


Submit Your Application

Each team will be responsible for the following materials:

  1. Responses to short form questions (listed below)
  2. Three-minute pitch video
  3. Additional materials, as desired
  4. Budget for project (if awarded)

Short Form Questions:

  1. Tell us more about what you plan to do? How does it meet the objectives of the STEAM Challenge?
  2. Who will benefit from what you plan to do? How will they benefit?
  3. Why is your team the most qualified?

The deadline for submitting your team project is February 4, 2018.


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STEAM Challenge