WRITER: LINDSAY RUNYAN
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8032; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: July 2, 2001
UI to sponsor Art in Science Contest
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Central Microscopy Research Facility
is sponsoring the first Iowa Art in Science Contest, which will give the UI
community and the public a chance to look at scientific images in terms of
their artistic value.
"The goal of this contest is to have people step back and appreciate
the beautiful images that we generate through our everyday scientific work,"
said Martine Dunnwald, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UI Department of
Dermatology. "Images are also a way to attract people to science. The
beauty of a picture can be the point of interest and tease curiosity about
a scientific issue. It can bring the general population to the scientific
field via the beauty of art."
The contest is open to all UI faculty, staff, students and postdoctoral fellows.
Any type of microscopic specimen is acceptable. The entries will be judged
on the following criteria: visual impact, originality, technical proficiency
and informational content. Entries must be received by Sept. 3.
All images will be presented and displayed during the Annual Iowa Microscopy
Society Forum, September 20-21. Winners will be announced during the forum.
The top three photographs chosen will receive prizes of $100, $75 and $50
as well as a framed 11x14 print of the artwork. The winning pieces will also
be displayed permanently in a designated area on campus.
The Central Electron Microscopy Research Facility, located in the Eckstein
Medical Research Building, provides instrumentation and technical assistance
to research programs involving the use of scanning and transmission electron
microscopy, light and confocal microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, freeze-fracture,
and x-ray microanalysis.
For more information or a copy of the entry form please contact Martine Dunnwald
via email at email@example.com or Ryan Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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