University of Michigan’s STEAM Initiative was started to inspire interdisciplinary collaboration between STEAM education, research and the arts. Our main theme for our first year as an active organization on campus is science communication. One of our projects will involve collaboration between student researchers in STEM fields and art and design students to create intuitive and creative user interfaces for public platforms discussing discoveries in STEM research across campus for broad audiences. Another project will focus on our communication and interactions with our surroundings using technology and exploring the aesthetics of artificial intelligence systems. We are excited to expand our community and explore the ways in which art and science are already being merged across campus and inspire new manifestations of this interdisciplinary collaboration.