Spring 2014 STEAM Posters


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.


Elliptic Curves - Adam Lehman

When starting this project, being completely honest, I had no clue what my partner was explaining to me. As an art major you could assume Iím not that gifted in math as my partner John is. But after careful explanation from him I began to understand about the ranks of the graphs and why they are important to the math as well as the applicable world.

Once I began to understand the meaning of the graphs I was shown how they exist in both 2D and 3D forms. I was immediately drawn to the 3D version of the graphs and how based on rank they can potentially expand infinitely in all directions.

So I took the 3D model of the graph and ran with it. I rendered out multiple cross sections of the 3D graph and arranged them in a sequential order which shows them being built up until a full graph is reached, and then it falls off again. This represents the idea of having a certain amount of numbers to built a portion of or a full graph which is partially known and unknown to us.

Everything is vector rendered in Adobe Illustrator using 3D processes and typographic influences as well.


Andy Baumbach

This was a very interesting challenge for me as an artist. The research had been presented multiple times before in a graphical setting, but I wanted to come up with something totally unique from any ideas ever presented before. I worked closely with my STEM partner to research practical and real-world applications where this technology was already being pursued and used. We came up with a unique idea of two teams of aerobatic planes in a dogfight scenario. Sticking to the core principles of the research and its function, I was able to portray a potential new application where the context-based reasoning could be practical; one, which, was engaging to a youthful as well as an educated audience.


Jack Prettyman

It has been two years since I have taken any kind of science course. After entering the world of graphic design in college, I never would have thought my work would involve anything scientific. Working on this project made me realize to never underestimate what can be expressed with art. At first I struggled with the idea of taking scientific research and transforming it into an aesthetically pleasing visual representation, but it ended up being a great experience, and I learned a lot along the way.


Jennifer Diaz

To represent the study of the formation of Oxazine Heterocycles, I wanted to create a visual representation of what goes on to form these compounds. I created an illustration of the test tubes and burners used in the process of combining these compounds. Using complimentary and monochromatic colors I created a cohesive theme throughout the poster. The balance of text an imagery makes the poster visually appealing and interesting to the viewer.


TEAíS QUENCHING EFFECT - Lindsey Desrosiers

In order to represent the research of the quenching effect, I wanted the design to show the different results involved. First, I wanted to incorporate the fluorescent characteristics of the solution when a laser is shined through it. Also, I wanted to show the different kinds of results based on the amount of tea used in the solution, because that determines how much the solution glows. The box in the bottom right corner is a diagram of the different things that make up the original solution in this research which, when combined, create the silver nanoparticles that cause the solution to fluoresce.

This work was inspired by the studies of Stephanie Castillo, a chemistry major from the College of Sciences at University of Central Florida, and her research on the quenching effect.


Luis Rodriguez

Making this poster I strove to create an inclusive scene. In which all elements that were required could be incorporated within the piece itself. Making use of motifs that occur throughout the decades in the data to populate the scene.


Nico Guidicessi

I think when I decided to major in Graphic Design I thought I swore off most math and science related work. To my surprise, this poster was a wonderful way to fuse a scientific topic with my true passion of designing. With wonderful help from my partner, I was able to create a poster that artistically expresses an interesting concept that can still be easily grasped.