Catalyzing collaboration, scholarship, and community through interdisciplinary conversations and presentations



The 2016 Sci-Art Symposium will provide a forum for inspiration, scholarly research, networking and opportunities to get the tools, methods and momentum to take on innovative interdisciplinary work across community, disciplinary, and topical boundaries. Sessions will be organized into five thematic categories: influences and opportunities, processes and methods, outcomes and products, challenges and opportunities, and next steps and future applications. Keynote address will feature artist-biologist Brandon Ballengée.

For almost 20 years, Brandon Ballengée has merged his scientific research with ecological art in trans-disciplinary works that bridge art and science, and has engaged in community-based environmental stewardship. Ballengée’s work is inspired by direct observation with amphibians, birds, fish and insect species found in today’s ecosystems and direct experience in scientific laboratory settings. He works in diverse media that includes biological materials, large-scale scanner photographs, installations in both gallery and outdoor settings, and participatory community-based trans-species happenings.

Ballengée’s work is an exploration of nature in our contemporary time to advance an understanding of the natural world. The exhibition, with public and educational programming, serve as a platform for discussions that explore our local and global environment and understand its biodiversity, and to consider the interface of art and science.


Early Deadline: September 1
$75 General Admission
$0 Student Admission (Student registration is required to attend; UW students must provide W number for verification)

After September 1:
$85 General Admission
$10 Student Admission (Student registration is required to attend; UW students must provide W number for verification)

The UW Science and Mathematics Teacher Center is generously sponsoring 6 scholarships for registration to UW Faculty or Staff and 6 scholarships for registration to K-12 educators. These are offered on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please contact Katie Christensen via email at

For K-12 educators, one PTSB (Professional Standards Teaching Board) credit is available for attending both days of the symposium.


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Sci-Art Events, Fall 2016

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University of Wyoming
Visual Arts Building
22nd and Willet Drive
Laramie, WY 82071


The organizers of this event are currently soliciting sponsorship partners at various levels. Please contact Susan Moldenhauer, Director and Chief Curator at the UW Art Museum, for more information at 307-766-6622. 


Group rates are available for sleeping rooms at the following hotels in Laramie. Please see details below regarding how to book a room. A credit card will be required to secure your reservation. Please familiarize yourself with each hotel’s cancellation policy to avoid cancellation fees.

Holiday Inn

204 S. 30th Street 
Laramie, Wyoming  82070
Located 0.6 miles from Symposium site, Visual Art Building

Group Rate: $109 plus tax

Group Code: ART

To make a reservation, please call 307.721.9000 or visit

Check In: 3:00 pm       Check Out: Noon

Hilton Garden Inn

2229 Grand Avenue 
Laramie, WY 82070 

Group Rate: $109 plus tax - THROUGH AUGUST 11 ONLY

Group Code: Art Museum Symposium

To make a reservation, please call 307.745.5500 or visit

Check In: 3:00 pm       Check Out: Noon

Individual reservation cancellation policy: All reservations must be cancelled by 6:00PM three days prior to your arrival date to avoid a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room and tax. Please convey this information to your potential guests.



Flight options include flying to Denver International Airport ( located 150 miles away (a 2.5 hour drive) or to the Laramie Regional Airport ( located 7 miles away (a 15 minute drive).

Airport Ground Transportation:

Attendees are responsible for booking their own ground transportation. Suggested transportation options include:

Rental Car Options in Laramie:

Hertz Rent-a-Car at the Laramie Airport (Laramie)
555 General Brees Road
Laramie, WY

Enterprise Rental Car (Laramie)
517 South 3rd Street
Laramie, WY

Rental Car Options from Denver International Airport:

Airport Shuttle from Denver International Airport:

Green Ride


If you have questions about your registration or if you need to cancel your attendance, please contact Katie Christensen, Curator of Education and Statewide Engagement, at or 307-766-3496.


Re-envisioning the Lab: 2016 Sci-Art Symposium is made possible by University of Wyoming Art Museum, in partnership with the Biodiversity Institute, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Art and Art History, Science and Math Teaching Center and MFA in Creative Writing.

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The first US survey of American artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée is being mounted by the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

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Click here to view a list of past Sci-Art events in Fall 2016!


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Contact Us

Art Museum

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission: Free

Centennial Complex

2111 East Willett Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-6622


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