January 14, 2016

“The 2016 UCF STEAM Exhibition” is a feature of Otronicon 2016 at the Orlando Science Center.

The exhibit presents paintings, drawings, photographs and 3D artworks created by UCF fine arts students and UCF CREATE elementary students in visual response to STEM topics.

The exhibition includes futuristic visualizations, illustrations of current research and compelling artworks that both celebrate and question the social, cultural and political opportunities and ramifications of technological advancements in the science disciplines.

The show offers new visual evidence to the Orlando Regional Public that “A” should be added to the current worldwide emphasis on STEM teaching to create STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS and Mathematics.

“The knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior students acquire from studying the arts have been identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and other organizations as the skills needed to be successful in the global economy. These skills include creativity and innovation; critical thinking and problem solving; communication and collaboration; flexibility and adaptability; and social and cross-cultural skills”. (Ohio Alliance for Arts Education)

The UCF STEAM exhibition is sponsored by the UCF ICubed Project. ICubed is a National Science Foundation funded project. ICubed’s mission is to encourage new and increased STEM research and education activities at UCF and to effectively communicate STEM research to UCF’s stakeholders. The STEAM Exhibition is one of the ways to communicate UCF STEM research to UCF’s stakeholders.