2019 Art of Science Competition Accepting Submissions

February 5, 2019

The Schuller Lab, the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships at the California NanoSystems Institute, the College of Creative Studies and the UCSB Library are excited to announce the sixth annual Art of Science competition.  

Submissions due February 4, 2019 -EXTENDED UNTIL FEB 14, 2019

Awards Reception March 14, 2019 4:00-5:00pm

See website for competition guidelines and more details: art-csep.cnsi.ucsb.edu

First-place will receive a $250 Amazon gift card. Prizes of smaller amounts will also be awarded to second, third-place and community vote winners. 

In science, as in art, the practitioner pursues moments of discovery when observations become greater than the sum of their parts and begin to reveal an untold story.  Join us this winter in an event to capture the imagination, challenge beliefs, and expectations, and share the beauty and meaning of science through illustrative photographs and images from your research.

The Art of Science initiative invites current UCSB undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs to tell the story of their research through the aesthetic. Whether it be striking spectroscopic images of a new material, data from a series of simulations, interesting photos of a device or instrument, or some other aspect of research captured visually, we invite you to share it.

Since 2014, the annual competitions have seen over 100 submissions, with winning pieces on exhibits at the UCSB Library; MOXI; UCSB Art, Design and Architecture Museum; and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. We look forward to these works of art sharing the creativity and joy of discovery with our community.

Contacts: Arica Lubin: alubin@ucsb.edu & Wendy Ibsen: wendyibsen@ucsb.edu & Jon Schuller: jonschuller@ece.ucsb.edu




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University of California
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