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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.

Jay Simpson, Graduate Assistant of STAC, is a second-year graduate student at Gallatin with a BA in anthropology and filmmaking from Towson University. His graduate thesis project is a multispecies ethnography of coyotes moving into New York City and combines methods from sensory ethnography and critical making to take an intersectional approach to urban ecology challenges. Before coming to Gallatin, Jay worked at a makerspace and project-based nonprofit school in San Francisco and was a National Geographic Young Explorer.