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Research Open House 2020

Welcome to the Research Open House 2020!

Feel free to explore our website with the exciting research projects from our faculty, staff, and students across various disciplines at Pratt Institute. If you’d prefer to scroll through research at your own leisure, you can also access a PDF of all listed projects here (PDF). 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a potential project or collaboration, email the Office of Research & Strategic Partnerships at

When the decision was made to cancel the 3rd Annual Research Open House in the beginning of March, we never thought over a month later we would be where we are now.

The world at large faces an unprecedented health crisis and life as we know it has changed.

Still we forge onward: our teachers and students continue their learning virtually, our makers and doers support relief efforts for those on the frontline of this crisis, and Pratt Institute remains a center of activism and engagement with communities that have been impacted by COVID-19, near and far.

I’m so amazed at the ingenuity and energy of our students, faculty, staff, and leadership as we navigate these uncharted waters and the support and unwavering guidance we continue to receive from the Pratt Board of Trustees, President Frances Bronet, and Provost Kirk Pillow.

It is my hope that this collection of over 60 projects with 200 plus collaborators and partners is a source of comfort and inspiration in our uncertain times. We can all use a reminder of the good work that we are capable of, the connections we have forged together, and what drives us to conduct research—the hope that we can change the future.

As we open our (virtual) door to the Research Open House, we wish you the warmest welcome.

Allison Druin, PhD
Associate Provost for Research & Strategic Partnerships

For any follow up questions about the projects you see here, feel free to reach out to us at