Stephanie E. Vasko, Ph.D., is an artist, crafter, and researcher interested in the intersections of science, art, crafting, and design. Currently, she works as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy & AgBioResearch at Michigan State University. She received her B.A. (magna cum laude) in Chemistry from Carleton College (2007) and her Ph.D. in Chemistry & Nanotechnology from the University of Washington (2012). Her research interests include interdisciplinary communication & collaborations, the use of emerging technologies in crafting and design, and STEAM and STEM education.
Dr. Vasko hosts workshops on e-textiles, publishes articles for a wide variety of audiences (including pieces on Slate and Physics Today), and has presented talks for interdisciplinary audiences. She also participated in the “Teaching the History of Modern Design: The Canon and Beyond” National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute at Drexel University in 2015.
Photo credit: Stephanie E. Vasko (CC BY-NC-ND)