2021 STEM Art and Film Festival Winners

November 18, 2021


Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 STEM Art and Film Festival. Held virtually on November 7, the festival celebrated the intersection of science and art through visual and performing arts that are related to or inspired by science, technology, engineering, and math. Artists submitted and showcased their work in a virtual exhibit hall and entries consisted of visual art, digital art, films, documentaries, animations, and performance art.

Featuring over 50 works of art, the virtual festival was open to the public and held in conjunction with Sigma Xi's 2021 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference. Event attendees could visit the virtual exhibit hall throughout the conference and vote for the People's Choice Award winners. Additionally, a panel of judges evaluated submissions and a virtual award ceremony was held Sunday evening, on the final day of the conference.

Sigma Xi congratulates all of the 2021 winners and honorable mentions below. Click the image above to view digital images of the winning pieces.

2021 STEM Art and Film Festival Winners

Best Overall Artwork
Joel Kowit

People's Choice Award — Artwork
A Heart Bouquet For You
JH Miao

Best Film

In Search of Chemozoa
Vicky Isley & Paul Smith

Best Documentary
Les Guthman

Best Short Film
Superposition, Curiosity: The Making of a Scientist
Dr. Sunanda Prabhu Gaunkar and Ellen Askey

Best Animation
But What is DNA?
Harrison Ngue

People's Choice Award — Film
The Simians of St. Kitts: Island Ecology and the Green Monkey
Marilyn Stone

Best Performing Arts
Continuum Hypothesis
Stephanie Chou

People's Choice Award — Performing Arts
Continuum Hypothesis
Stephanie Chou

Honorable Mentions
Fragmented Series
Jennifer Landin

The Silicone Eye
Nicholas Patino

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. www.sigmaxi.org. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety