Donna Auguste giving a virtual commencement speech, dressed in graduation regalia.

ATLAS Commencement Spring 2021

June 2, 2021

Despite a challenging academic year, this spring 42 ATLAS students earned BS degrees in Creative Technology and Design, three received MS-Social Impact degrees and 11 received degrees in MS-Creative Industries. Donna Auguste, who earned a PhD in Technology, Media and Society in 2019 and is now the CEO of Auguste Research Group, delivered the guest address.

Zoom screen of T9Hacks participants.

T9Hacks attracts more than 70 percent female participants

March 30, 2021

More than 70 people attended ATLAS Institute's sixth annual T9Hacks on March 19-21, and more than 70 percent of them identified as female, meeting the organizers' goal of bringing in populations underrepresented in hackathons.

Maddy Maxey

ATLAS Distinguished Speaker Maddy Maxey discusses e-textiles

March 17, 2021

If clothes and textiles are to be digitally enhanced, we have to take the "hard" out of hardware, designing circuitry and components that are indistinguishable from the fabric in which they are embedded.

LeeLee James sits in the BTU lab wearing a funny white hat and holding a disco ball

Black, queer and an engineer: Meet LeeLee James, BTU Lab student assistant

March 3, 2021

LeeLee James, BTU's student assistant, is also the "Twirling Tech Goddess" on YouTube. Her show encourages radical diversity and inclusion by making learning tech more fun, accessible and relatable to people underrepresented in STEM.

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Q&A: Student organizers design inclusive hackathon to promote diversity

Feb. 23, 2021

ATLAS students will host the sixth annual T9Hacks the weekend of March 19-21, promoting interest in creative technologies, coding, design and making, among college women and others traditionally underrepresented in hackathons.

Forest Young

ATLAS Distinguished Speaker: Forest Young

Feb. 20, 2021

Auto-reverse: Time Travel and Design How can designers and creative technologists effectively bridge technical and cultural divides in the world? Watch this talk from Forest Young, global chief creative director of Wolff Olins , to discover answers to this question and others. The talk is followed by a community Q&A,...

Female Indian farmers

Seeding change: MS students' paper on cycles of poverty in rural India accepted by international conference

Dec. 17, 2020

When three first-year ATLAS master's students in the Social Impact track of the Creative Technology and Design program learned of the staggering suicide rate of male farmers in rural India and the suffering that ensues for their surviving family members, they wanted to explore effective interventions.

Students working with biochips during the workshop organized by the Living Matter Lab at ATLAS Institute.

Engaging Underrepresented Students (funded through Google exploreCSR)

This project aims to engage under-represented undergraduate students in the Living Matter Lab's research through a series of online workshops and hands-on sessions, as well as guides participants through finding good graduate programs and the application process.

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Shaz Zamore interviewed on My Fave Queer Chemist

July 3, 2020

Shaz Zamore (they/them), STEAM Outreach Coordinator at the ATLAS Institute, talks about their graduate and postdoctoral research, why science communication is so important, their experiences as a queer, non-binary POC and so much more.

Simone Hyater-Adams

Opening Doors

May 6, 2019

ATLAS PhD students seek to empower groups not traditionally engaged in engineering.