Humanities faculty and scholars presented innovative ideas and impactful solutions at the Keller Center’s annual Innovation Forum. The event, which celebrates Princeton research with the potential for commercialization or cultural and societal impact, brought together scholars from engineering, humanities, and social science fields, who pitched their projects to a panel of experts.
Council Chair Esther Schor (English), introduced the humanities and social sciences pitches, recognizing “humanists and social scientists as innovators, pioneers, and pathfinders.”
First prize in Humanities and Social Science Innovations went to Rhythm Bath, an immersive dance installation that welcomes neurodiverse audiences, presented by Susan Marshall (Lewis Center for the Arts). Second prize was awarded to Empowering Korean Language Learners, a project from Ho Jung Choi (East Asian Studies). The project, which also received support from a 2023-24 Humanities Council Magic Grant, uses immersive virtual reality technology in language learning. Third prize went to Nuclear Princeton, presented by Ryo Morimoto (Anthropology), highlighting the impacts of Princeton’s nuclear science and engineering advancements on Native lands and communities.
The Innovation Forum is hosted by the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education and is co-sponsored by the Humanities Council and the Office of Technology Licensing.
Read a full recap of the Innovation Forum on the Keller Center website.