One of the objectives of ICubed is to inform the UCF Community about scientific concepts. The project is meeting this objective by funding the STEAM Gallery Initiative which is an activity that encourages STEM researchers to expand their thinking and find ways to communicate their science to non-STEM audiences. In order to best communicate STEM research conducted at UCF, ICubed created teams of two, composed of a student from a STEM discipline and a student from the School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD). Over the spring 2011 semester, the student teams worked together to produce a poster that was visually appealing and understandable to the lay person. The final posters were presented at the State of STEAM event in April 2011, and later at the STEM EXPO in November 2011. The teams also had the opportunity to further show their work by entering the NSF International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge in the fall of 2011.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.0963146. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.