Art of STEM

During spring 2017, the UGA Office of STEM Education solicited submissions for an inaugural ‘Art of STEM’ competition, with the goal of highlighting STEM students’ endeavors in an exciting and appealing way.

Students were encouraged to submit photographic or illustrative images that relate to their research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Conceived as an outreach tool, winning entries resonate with scientists and non-scientists alike.

A panel of judges from across campus determined winners based on aesthetic impact, communication, and innovation. Finalists were featured at the 2017 STEM Institute at UGA on March 28th, and their art was professionally printed and displayed at the Science Learning Center on south campus.

The Office of STEM Education wishes to thank this year's panel of judges for their input and guidance of this inaugural event.

They are:

  • Brad Gilleland, Medical Illustrator, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Chris Garvin, Professor of Art and Design, Lamar Dodd School of Art
  • Maite Ghazaleh, Doctoral Student, Environmental Health Science
  • Kecia Thomas, Senior Associate Dean, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kyleigh Weaver, Facilities Manager, Science Learning Center
  • Tracy Coley, Public Relations Coordinator, OVPI
  • Nicole Kim, UGA Alumna, Graphic Artist
  • Ramana Pidaparti, Professor, College of Engineering
  • Andrew Salinas, Program Coordinator, Terry College of Business

Below are some submissions to this year's Art of STEM competition, you can find the full submissions and winners here.


3-D Brain


The Irrational Genome




Salt Marsh




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