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Science Technology Arts + Creativity

Science Technology Arts + Creativity (STAC) showcases Gallatin’s groundbreaking, interdisciplinary engagements at the intersection of science, technology, arts, and the humanities.

Gallatin encourages hands-on, immersive learning, both inside and outside of the classroom. STAC gives space, materials, and support to members of the Gallatin community—students, alumni, faculty, and staff—who are working at the intersection of making, doing, and thinking, as well as creating inclusive communities, academic support, curricular and co-curricular programming for students interested in all forms of science and technology.

Interested? Email the STAC team or visit our website to see our current programs, interest clusters, fellowships, and access to our creativity space on the 7th floor of Gallatin. Past events include computer-aided design workshops and STEAM talks.


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Cyd Cipolla tinkering at Gallatin

Cyd Cipolla, Associate Director of STAC, holds a PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Emory University, where she concentrated in the intersection of science and law with categories of sexuality. Since coming to Gallatin in 2013, Cyd has been furthering her work in intersectional feminist science studies, cognitive and computational science, and critical maker pedagogy. She is particularly interested in teaching at the intersection of science and the humanities, experimental uses of technology in the classroom, and the creation of radically inclusive spaces for new technological knowledge.

Micaela Suminski is the Graduate Assistant of STAC, a proud member of UAW Local 2110, and a first-year graduate student at Gallatin, where she is studying the intersection of Critical Disaster Studies with place-based documentary storytelling. Micaela holds a BA in Urban Studies, a minor in African and African American Studies, and honors in Education from Stanford University. Prior to Gallatin, Micaela worked for four years in Washington, D.C., where her side projects included hosting bar trivia every Tuesday night, religiously watching Sixers games, and starting an independent city planning publication called Place magazine. Her favorite filmmakers are Bong Joon Ho and Agnès Varda, and her favorite band is the Grateful Dead, whom she most often listens to while biking around the city on her old blue Ross steel frame road bike.