The UMass Amherst Libraries are collaborating with the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) to present “IALS Showcase: Where Art Meets Science” through May 7, in the Science and Engineering Library in Lederle Lowrise. A closing reception for the campus community will take place on Wednesday, April 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The showcase features information about the work of IALS, including its research, services, summer internship program and ongoing collaborations. Artwork and materials on display illustrate the work of the Institute’s Centers: Bioactive Delivery, Personalized Health Monitoring and Models to Medicine, as well as the more than 30 shared resource facilities and UMass Core Facilities. New items will be added throughout the semester.
The showcase will incorporate a research image competition for images affiliated with the Institute. The competition is open to all UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty; awards will be distributed at the closing reception.
Additionally, the exhibit will highlight a collaboration with Building Bridges Worker Artists to create science-themed artwork.
Several pop-up sessions in conjunction with the exhibit will also take place throughout the semester; the IALS website will feature updates.