STEM Art and Film Festival Coming to Wisconsin

June 17, 2019

Join us at the first Sigma Xi STEM Art and Film Festival on November 17, 2019, at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Celebrating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), the festival will feature artwork and films that portray the beauty of STEM, communicate STEM principles, and depict scientific discoveries and phenomena. 

A special exhibit, Our Changing Global Environment, will showcase artwork and films about environmental changes and challenges facing the planet. 

The event will also feature a screening and panel discussion of the Netflix documentary Chasing Coral, winner of a 2017 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. The film shows how coral reefs are dying on a massive scale due to climate change and hopes to serve as a wake-up call to audiences that action is needed now to address environmental issues. Chasing Coral also won a Peabody Award in 2017 and an Emmy for Outstanding Nature Documentary in 2018. 

Marking the last day of the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference, the festival and its events are free and open to the public to support Sigma Xi’s mission of promoting the public understanding of science. 

For more information about the festival, how to submit art or films, and tickets to Chasing Coral, visit

More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety