The University of Georgia Libraries are hosting a Capturing Science Contest to encourage STEM learning in a diverse range of formats and genres. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for $1,500 in prizes.
Participants will explain a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concept to a broader audience using any media.
“Any and all formats, media, and genres are encouraged,” said Chandler Christoffel, instruction & research librarian. “Essays, board games, virtual reality, videos, music, software, apps, curricula, lesson plans, poems, infographics, fiction, and exhibits are all accepted!”
Prizes will be awarded in two separate categories for undergraduate and graduate students:
- First Prize Graduate: $500
- Second Prize Graduate: $250
- First Prize Undergraduate: $500
- Second Prize Undergraduate: $250
All currently enrolled UGA undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Students may submit works used for other class assignments and multiple entries are acceptable, Christoffel said. The deadline is 5 p.m., Nov. 27.
Submissions will be evaluated according to clarity of expression, creativity and appeal to a broad audience.
Capturing Science is sponsored by the UGA Libraries and the Office of Research.