"A Look Back At STEAHM NEXUS (12.01.23) - AI: Forging Today's Reality, Crafting Tomorrow's Possibilities"

ARCS hosted its annual STEAHM Nexus event on Dec. 1, 2023…and what a day it was! Nearly 300 guests and team members celebrated another year of “firsts,” faculty and student achievements, and thought-provoking AI conversations. 

The event’s theme — AI: FORGING TODAY’S REALITY, CRAFTING TOMORROW’S POSSIBILITIES – generated intriguing exchanges between Dr. Nhut Ho, ARCS Founding Director, and our special presenters: JPL’s Larry James, Medtronic’s Ali Dianaty, and ARCS alumni Melissa Chow, Seyed Sajjadi and Keiana Samoy.

Guests enjoyed “AI & YOU” – a play performed by CSUN’s Theatre Dept – and rocked out with Spot, our dancing robot dog. The day was capped with visits to displays from JPL and Medtronic, plus 30+ ARCS project displays where guests interacted with our teams to learn about their exciting research.

Want to see what the excitement was all about? Check out the videos below.

2023 Nexus Recap
'Welcome Remarks from Dr. Ho' Video Thumbnail
'An ARCS Flyover- Where We Are and Where We’re Going' Video Thumbnail
'An AI View from the Top- A Conversation with Larry James, Lt. Gen. USAF (Ret.), JPL Deputy Director' Video Thumbnail
'An AI View from the Top: A Conversation with Ali Dianaty, Medtronic SVP Product Innovation/Ops, Diabetes' Video Thumbnail
“A.I. A.I. Oh! A Q&A Countdown Challenge” with Dr. Ho and ARCS Alumni Melissa Chow, Seyed Sajjadi, Keiana Samoy Video Thumbnail
'ARCS Projects- See What We’re Up To In 2023' Video Thumbnail
'SPOT That Dance!' Video Thumbnail
'More with Dr. Ho' Video Thumbnail
'More with Larry James' Video Thumbnail
'More with Ali Dianaty' Video Thumbnail
'A Chat with Dr. Ganesh Raman, CSU Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research' Video Thumbnail
'A Chat with Student Subhobrata Chakraborty' Video Thumbnail

Watch the Full Semi-Musical Dramedy Performed by the CSUN Theatre Dept

Written by Jason Lee (Head), Angela Greco, Adrian Vina
Director: Sonia Norris
Assistant Directors: Hanna J Brown, Malu Dotto Pizzatto
Musical Director: Julia Sawyers
Choreographer: Gisele Lajevardi
Performers: Elizabeth Arias, Angela Bahena, Hanna J Brown, Nya Harris, Gisele Lajevardi, Vanessa Liu, Martin Del Orbe, Zeynep Orhan, Malu Dotto Pizzatto, Joshua Sandoval, Julia Sawyers, Rian Schotemeyer, Pratik Shanker, Norman Thatch
Stage Managers: Tiana Jones, Jin Lo
Technical Director: Michael Roman
Set: Lily Bartenstein
Costumes: Amanda Cleveland
ARCS Production Support: Dr. Nhut Ho, Susan Ettinger, Halasius Bradford, Anthony Morales-Badajoz, Andila Wijekulasuriya, and Kazi Mohammed Zabeer
Thanks to CSUN Department of Theatre’s Dan Weingarten, Eric White, and Matthew Jackson

Special thanks to

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for its sponsorship

California State University, Northridge
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