Research Open House
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representing the School of Architecture, you’ll find a range of projects that differ in their specialty, including experimental structures, sustainability, and curriculum development.
Projects within the School of Art address social impact as viewed through the lens of art in various contexts. These projects demonstrate self-reflection and meditation on pedagogy, the history of art, and more.
Look no further for a compelling study on how mindfulness can impact both the workforce that comprises the creative economy and the businesses that they drive.
The School of Design offers projects that engage in both theory and practice, asking how can we use scent to talk about climate change and how can we solve challenges in the wearability of hardware for NASA?
The School of Information looks for better ways to approach the digital experience, empowering youth in the digital age, and designing even with bees in mind.
Research hailing from the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is as diverse and wide-ranging as the disciplines contained within the school itself. Projects seek to explain complex subjects.
Home to the Office of Research & Strategic Partnerships, the Office of the Provost also oversees SAVI, the Pratt Center for Community Development, the Consortium for Research and Robotics, CSDS, and more.
The Interdisciplinary Technology Lab is a trove of expertise and a resource that seeks to explore the solutions and innovations forged through interdisciplinary connection with support from Pratt’s IT division.