Research images from VISUAL collection on view at Science and Engineering Library
“Images From VISUAL,” featuring 15 22-by-24-inch images captured during campus research, is on view through April 7 in the Science and Engineering Library, in the Lederle Graduate Research Center Lowrise, floor 2. Accompanying each image is a description in non-technical terms that explains the science behind the picture.
Ventures in Science Using Art Laboratory (VISUAL) is an educational outreach program of the National Science Foundation-supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). VISUAL is based on the premise that the visual arts can serve as an effective means to educate the general public and students of all ages on the importance of scientific research in their everyday lives. Each captivating image is a direct experimental result from research conducted on campus. By building on synergy between art and science, VISUAL provides a unique avenue by which both disciplines can be promoted, appreciated and encouraged.
MRSEC unites the efforts of 34 faculty members from Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Plant Biology, Physics, and Polymer Science and Engineering, and has research collaborations and outreach programs with more than 12 other institutions. The center has been supported by the National Science Foundation for more than 30 years.
For more information, contact Paulina Borrego (firstname.lastname@example.org, 545-7891), or Cathy Russell (email@example.com, 577-1629).
Image: Nanoparticle desert