Winners of the second annual Capturing Science Contest, which challenges UGA students to communicate STEM concepts using any media or genre, have been announced.
A variety of disciplines were represented in the 36 submissions covering STEM concepts. Students submitted games, videos, poetry, art, illustrations, photography, interactive activities and displays, educational guides, a podcast, and other media. Entries were evaluated by judges according to the following criteria: clarity of expression, creativity, and appeal to a broad audience.
The winners of the 2018 Capturing Science Contest are:
1st Place: Tong Li
Submission: Quantum Teleportation and Magic - Video
2nd Place: Cassidy Lord
Submission: Where’s My Creek? - Educational Guide
3rd Place: Kathryn Koopman
Submission: gamma rhythm - Video Art
1st Place: Ben Burgh
Submission: N3TW0RK: An Analog Game of Digital Communication
2nd Place: Kayla McElreath
Submission: The Urban Heat Effect & Climate Change - Video
3rd Place (tie)
Name: Kelly Mayes
Submission: All That Crawl: An Arthropod-cast - Podcast
Name Jenna Scott
Submission: Reabsorption: A Board Game for Life
Honorable Mention: Daniela Murcia
Submission: March to Andersonville Prison: STEM Edition - Game
View these winning entries at our contest site, along with commentaries explaining how they capture the spirit of the contest. From the site you can also view all other submissions, which can be browsed by subject and media/genre.
Thanks to UGA Libraries Administration and the Office of Research for their financial support. And special thanks to our contest judges, who also wrote the commentaries about our winning entries: Ariel Ackerly, Kelsey Forester, Lindsey Reynolds, and Mazie Bowen.