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Release: Sept. 17, 2001

UI to display Art in Science Contest pieces Sept. 21

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Central Microscopy Research Facility will display entries from the first Iowa Art in Science Contest Sept. 21 in the atrium of the Eckstein Medical Research Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Fifty pieces were entered in this year's competition. All images will be displayed all day during the Annual Iowa Microscopy Society Forum. Winners will be announced at 5 p.m. during a reception in the atrium. 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.

"I am very pleased with the participation for the first year of the Art in Science Contest," said Martine Dunnwald, Pharm.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the UI Department of Dermatology. "I hope this contest encourages more people to see the true art in science."

The Central 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, contact Dunnwald via e-mail at martine-dunnwald@uiowa.edu.