During fall 2018, UGA Libraries and the Office of Research sponsored the Capturing Science Contest. The contest, now in its second year, challenged UGA students to communicate STEM concepts using any media or genre. Organizers received 36 submissions covering STEM concepts in a variety of disciplines, including games, videos, poetry, art, illustrations, photography, interactive activities and displays, educational guides, a podcast, and other media. Entries were evaluated by the judges according to the following criteria: clarity of expression, creativity, and appeal to a broad audience.
Winners include several students from the Franklin College, some of whom are humanities majors and all demonstrating a thorough understanding of cross-disciplinary creativity as well as an instinct for communicating knowledge. A great contest - our thanks to the Libraries and the Office of Research, and congratulations to all the student winners.
Image: screenshot of Daniela Murcia's Honorable Mention winning submission, March to Andersonville Prison: STEM Edition, which poses questions around “fun facts” in which science and history not only connect but intertwine in compelling ways.