Creativity Camp Study
In the summer of 2022, adolescents participated in a research study consisting of a 2-week-long Creativity Camp, brain scans, and interviews. This summer (2023), we hosted 3 more cohorts of the Camp.
Cohort 1: June 19-30th at the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB)
Cohort 2: July 17-28th at the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center
Cohort 3: July 31-August 7th at MIDB.
The Camp this summer did not include the brain-imaging components.
(In Alphabetical Order)
Professor Abimbola Asojo has led workshops and summer camps since 2013 to expose underrepresented K-12 students to design and create pathways to the profession. Her scholarship and engagement focuses on promoting and advancing racial/ethnic diversity in design.
Angie Mejia is an assistant professor and civic engagement scholar at the University of Minnesota Rochester. I will help with the qualitative aspects of this study.
Speak truth to power, always.
Dr. Klimes-Dougan is an investigator for the Creativity Camp Study and an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Klimes-Dougan's research focuses on the stress system, considering risk and protective factors for distress, depression and despair in adolescents.
An engineer turned artist turned museum curator, Boris Oicherman is invested in context-specific collaborative art.
As the Cindy and Jay Ihlenfeld Curator for Creative Collaboration at the Weisman Art Museum of the University of Minnesota, he established a new program of creative engagement with research across disciplines and cultures, realizing the potential of artists to become drivers of radically diverse knowledge in academia. Boris' Bio
Bryon Mueller is a medical physicist with research interest in applying novel magnetic resonance imaging methods to help understand the structural and functional differences of the brains of clinical populations.
Within the University of Minnesota, he is a member of the 3T operations committee, which sets policy for use of the 3T systems at CMRR, and responsible for quality assurance monitoring of the 3T systems at CMRR.
Dr. Cullen (she/her) is an investigator for the Creativity Camp Study and an Associate Professor and Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis.
Dr. Cullen's research focuses on adolescent depression and related problems such as self-injury.
Mark is an assistant professor in the Division of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, and is the statistician for the project.
"Six marathons done, and many more to go."
Michaelle DiMaggio-Potter (she/her) is a MIND Scholar in the RAD Lab and the Study Coordinator for the Creativity Camp Research Project.
She is interested in maladaptive cognition and behavior, specifically emotional dysregulation and self-harm, and desires to improve treatment methods for adolescents who suffer from mood and personality disorders.
Peng is an interdisciplinary visual artist and educator.
He is interested in creating healing spaces through collective art-making.
Wilma is a psychology professor who studies, teaches, and writes about mental flexibility, memory, and creativity. She is developing the different measures of creative thinking and the "mental agility warm-ups."
"How does the human mind innovate and create using past and present knowledge?"
"Creativity is a space inside us.
Does this work?"