Public Invited to View UCF Student Art Inspired by Science

Public Invited to View UCF Student Art Inspired by Science

Posters such as this one, created by students Emily Daniels and Christopher Frye, illustrating particle detection in the search for new matter, will be on display at the UCF STEAM event.

A unique showcase featuring scientific research as it has been interpreted by student artists will be open to the public from March 27 through April 4.

The UCFSTEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) exhibit presents paintings, posters, prints, photographs and 3D artworks created by UCF fine arts students in response to presentations on research by UCF scientists and their students.

The exhibition is sponsored by the UCF ICubed Project, which was funded by the National Science Foundation for the overriding purpose of encouraging new and increased Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research and education at UCF and communicating UCF STEM research to stakeholders.

ICubed is successfully integrating the STEAM activities into existing photography, illustration, music composition, and painting courses. Furthermore, through a team collaboration approach, involving STEM students and Art and Design students, posters depicting STEM research have been created. Select artworks from these efforts are being preserved by the ICubed project for a travelling exhibition displaying science inspired art and can be viewed here.

The 2014 UCFSTEAM exhibition is free and will be held in the UCF Art Gallery, in the Visual Arts Building on the main campus.  Gallery hours are Monday-through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The opening reception is Thursday, March 27 from 6 – 8 p.m.