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Student Stories : Oct 29, 2014

Students invited to apply for the 2015 Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event

The 2015 Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event (CASE), sponsored by the UF-HHMI Science For Life Program in collaboration with the College of the Arts, will take place   Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom and Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion. Students are invited to apply to participate by  Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.

Undergraduate students from UF and visiting universities will be presenting: (1) scientific research posters; (2) original artwork, including visual 2D/3D art and film; and (3) music, dance, and theatre performances. CASE presenters may compete for the CASE Award within one of three categories: scientific research poster, art project, or collaboration project. Prize amounts range from $250-$1,250.  This monetary award can be used to attend scientific meetings, professional conferences, workshops, art exhibitions or similar opportunity, as well as to purchase research supplies. In addition, students in a collaboration are eligible to be reimbursed up to $500 on supplies used on the collaboration project.

Scientific Research Posters 

To be eligible to present a science poster, students must be a Science for Life Undergraduate Research Student. Science posters should be prepared for a general audience, not for a scientific conference. The poster must be designed, written and illustrated so that the science is understandable to all viewers, including those without a scientific background. 

Art Projects 

To be eligible to present an art project, students must be an undergraduate majoring or minoring at the College of the Arts.  Art projects may include 2D/3D visual arts, film, or dance/music/theatre performances. Students are required to interpret science into their work or describe how science informs their work. 

Collaboration Projects 

To be eligible to present a collaboration project, at least one student must be an undergraduate majoring or minoring in science, technology, engineering, or math and at least one partner must be an undergraduate majoring or minoring in the arts. Science students do not need to be a Science for Life Undergraduate Research Student. The CASE Committee understands the complexity of collaboration projects and does not require students to have final project descriptions for the application, but we do ask that you fill out the application to the best of your knowledge. The final project description will be due by Jan. 12, 2015.

Applications will be reviewed by the CASE Committee and you will be notified by Dec. 10, 2014 if your application is accepted. Information on the CASE and the application can be found at  

If you are looking for a science collaboration partner, please attend the next Science & Art Collaboration Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at Pascal’s Coffeehouse (112 NW 16th St) from 7:30-9:00 p.m. RSVP to Rachel at to attend the meeting. In addition, please fill out this google form questionnaire. We will use your responses to provide you with a suggested collaboration partner at the meeting.


 Please read the guidelines at, or check out the FAQ to common questions. If the question is still not answered, please contact Grace Burmester ( for the Science or Collaboration categories and Jennifer Hodges ( for the Art category.