intersections logoAPRIL 12-13, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018
6-8:30 PM
Lewis Arts complex

Friday, April 13, 2018
8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Friend Center Convocation Room

FREE; registration encouraged

dancers onstage

Performance of Rebecca Lazier’s “There Might be Others” by Princeton students in the collaborative spring 2016 senior dance thesis concert. Photo by Bentley Drezner

The 2018 Symposium will engage participants in an exploration of “living at the intersection” of engineering and the arts with thought leaders, researchers, artists, faculty, students, and professionals who create at or near this intersection. The symposium events are free and open to the public but advance registration is required online through Eventbrite. Seats are available for the morning, afternoon, and all day. REGISTER NOW

The Symposium will open from 6-7 PM with a performance of dance faculty member Rebecca Lazier’s There Might Be Others on Thursday evening in the Murphy Dance Studio at the Lewis Arts complex. Faculty and students will showcase their work bridging engineering and the arts from 7-8:30 PM in the Forum at the Lewis Arts complex.

On Friday, the symposium continues throughout the day in the Friend Center Convocation Room with a keynote lecture by American sculptor and fiber artist Janet Echelman. Lewis Center faculty members Martha Friedman, Aysnley Vandenbroucke, and Jeff Whetstone participate in panel discussions on such topics as asking questions, taking risks, form beyond function, and inspiration, collaboration, and process.

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The symposium is co-hosted by Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Lewis Center for the Arts.



Princeton University’s Council on Science and Technology (CST) is launching the biennial Living at the Intersection Symposium series in service to its mission to broaden and deepen participation in STEM. The Symposium series facilitates engagement that is unconstrained by disciplinary labels by cultivating opportunities for new and meaningful study, exploration, and collaboration, at intersections of the sciences, engineering, humanities, arts, and social sciences.


“Symposium Seeks Creation Beyond Boundaries” |

Map + Directions

The Lewis Arts complex is located at 122 Alexander Street in Princeton.

The Friend Center is located at the corner of William and Olden Streets in Princeton.

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Presented By

  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science