Capturing Science contest winners

color tapestry based on CERN

Capturing teaser.jpgCongratulations to the student winners of the Inaugural Capturing Science contest sponsored by the University of Georgia Libraries and the Office of Research to communicate science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, concepts using any media or genre:

In the graduate category, the first-place winner [microbiology PhD candidate] Megan Prescott received $500 for her submission “Designing Science-Fashion Content.” Katlin Shae [3rd year MFA student, sculpture] won second place and $250 for her art exhibition entry The Woven Quantum, and [first year PhD student, Poultry Science] Zachery Jarrell’s animated video tutorial “A SA-Ve on Efficiency: Surface Area to Volume Ratio Explained” was awarded the third-place prize of $100.

In the undergraduate category, Sara Sturges [Entertainment and Media Studies major] received $500 for her video submission “Earth Systems.” Camille Watson [Pre-Nursing] was awarded $250 and second-place honors for her short story “Mitosis Melodrama.” [Ecology & English major] Mariah Manoylov’s narrative poem and spoken word video, “To Earth, From Mr. Brontosaurus,” was selected for the third-place award of $100. Nathan Trivers [music composition & music business major]received an honorable mention in the undergraduate category for his musical composition “Tree of Life.”

Great concepts and ideas from a terrific contest. Challenging (and rewarding) students for innovative communication is a great peek behind the curtain at how people think and a good way to spread helpful, beautiful ideas.

Image: from Katlin Shae’s The Woven Quantum Image art exhibition, a series of tapestries inspired by images from, in this instance, the CERN Large Hadron Collider