The Engine Institute, Inc. a 501(c)3 fosters collaborative explorations between artists and scientists through research, development and presentations. By providing support and encouraging freedom of thought, innovation and imagination, The Engine Institute, Inc., facilitates the spread of scientific and artistic literacy. Through the cross-fertilization of these disciplines fruitful solutions for our present future will result to benefit society.
The Engine will power art and science for futures 20 minutes from now through the next century.
Board of Directors
Mr. Horowitz is an Assistant Research Professor at Brown University. With a Masters in Psychology and a Ph.D. from Brown in Human Neuroscience, he has worked extensively at Stony Brook and Brown in hearing, balance and sleep research funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, The Deafness Foundation, and NASA. He has taught undergraduate and graduate level classes in animal behavior, neuroethology, brain development, the biology of hearing, and the musical mind.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Ms. Lee has performed as a violin soloist and chamber musician across the U.S., Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia, and holds teaching positions at the School for Strings, NY, NY and Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program, serving as their first strings chair. She is the co-founder of Aurista Chamber Music. San San Lee holds a B.M. from the Oberlin College-Conseratory and M.M. from the Juilliard School under scholarships.
Juliet Duyster, MBA brings to The Engine Institute a strong background in financial and administrational management and communication abilities tested at the local, state and national levels. Ms. Duyster is the Financial Manager of the Institute for Computational & Experimental Mathematics at Brown University. Prior to this role she was the Program Manager of the NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Consortium, where she organized statewide symposia, coordinated and presented to NASA headquarters as well as represented the Consortium at conferences through out the state and with Rhode Island Congressmen.
Founder and Executive Director
For two decades Ms. Wong has initiated numerous international programs designed to harness the strengths of artists and scientists to benefit communities. During that time she was the corporate liaison for a high-tech NGO to the UN. She has been an invited lecturer and public speaker at venues ranging from Harvard, Yale, MIT and Brown Universityto independent Maker Fares.
Ms. Wong is also an internationally exhibiting visual artist. She was the first person to record the Eiffel Tower in Paris and through a NASA Rhode Island Space Grant the Vertical Gun at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. She has shown her works in museums, galleries and non-profit institutions. Her work has been widely covered in web, television and print media including the New York Times. It is through her in-depth investigations into sound through the lens of art that the idea to create The Engine was born. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and the College Arts Association.
Board of Advisors
Elsa Cameron, President & Chief Curator, Community Arts, San Francisco, CA
Mina Cheon, Artist, Seoul, Korea, Baltimore, MD & New York, NY
Jill Conner, Art Critic, Brooklyn, NY
Francois Geissmann, Professor & Director, International Exchange Program, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Artes, Dijon
Richard Humann, Artist, Brooklyn, NY
Brad Lisle, Foxfire Interactive, North Attleboro, MA
Lance Massey, Senior Front End Developer, MediaMath, NY, NY
Lauren K. Perry, Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney, Providence, RI
Peter Schultz, Director, NE Planetary Data Center & NASA/RI University Space Grant Consortium, Professor, Brown University, Providence, RI