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||Full STEAM ahead: infusing art into STEM
||Bennett, Denise Beaubien ( Author, Primary )
Johnson, Margeaux ( Author, Secondary )
Leonard, Michelle ( Author, Secondary )
Gonzalez, Sara Russell ( Author, Secondary )
American Library Association (ALA) 2011 ( Conference )
||University of Florida Libraries
||Combining art with science makes scientific research more accessible to general audiences. These exhibits generate buzz, lure guests into the library, and encourage broader interest in the sciences.
||Created for the American Library Association 2011 Conference STS poster session.
Collected for University of Florida's Institutional Repository by the UFIR Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Margeaux Johnson.
ra Russell Gonzalez
University of Florida, Marston
photos by: Barbara Hood, Joe Baca, Denise Bennett, Bill Hanssen, Katy Borner
The Elegance of Science annual art con-
test began in the fall of 2008 to support
the libraries' overall mission to serve as
places of contemplation and discovery.
The exhibit also serves as a showcase for
the research conducted at UF.
A 2010 winner poses with her entry.
Reception attendees view the exhibit.
Two-dimensional images are submitted
each fall, and an awards ceremony with
prize money is held each spring. The
winning entries are displayed in the
Marston Science Library and the Health
Science Center Library.
A 2011 winner, "Oxpecker on Giraffe"
A close-up of sea rods in the reef.
Each coral above is cro-
cheted with equal amounts
of orange and blue yarn,
growth. We get 21 rows
from the first color but only
4 from the second color.
below have been
(left) and Beaker
We have brought in the "Places and Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibit (below, left)
and continue to display a Menger sponge created by UF students (below, right).
"Places and Spaces" map reproductions surrounded the main floor
of the library.
An origami class assembles a Menger Sponge as a The completed Menger sponge
final project, has stood for 6 months so far!
The main reef as displayed in April 2011.
Jellyfish hang from the c
The Gainesville Florida Reef, a satellite of the Worldwide Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef, is on disl
2011. The exhibit serves to:
* Foster scientific communication through the visual arts
* Raise awareness of the fragility of our coral reefs and the entire ecosystem
* Support learning by creating physical models of geometric principles
* Connect several areas on campus, including fine arts, mathematics and ecology and environment
sciences through collaboration and mutual interest
* Encourage local community and alumni involvement through creating, observing and learning
Denise Beaubien Bennett, MargeauxJohnson, Michelle Leonard,
Combining art with science makes scientific research
more accessible to general audiences. These exhibits
generate buzz, lure guests into the library, and encourage
broader interest in the sciences.