May 24, 2019
Environmental Health Sciences graduate students Monika Roy and Klara Matouskova were among the nearly 40 students selected to present artistic representations of their research activities during the second annual Research Art Science Exhibition on display in the university’s Digital Media Lab in late April.
The gallery images depicted the beauty of such materials as meta-lenses for manipulating light, a model of the human gut that includes a realistic mucus layer to enhance microbiome studies and a pyrite-graphite rock mixture from the Adirondack Mountains. This year’s art event also offered visitors a chance to walk through a digital version of last year’s Research Art-Science Exhibition using virtual reality (VR).
“The great thing here is, even though the original idea was intended for CNS students, we had submissions from students in other colleges, so we welcomed them to broaden the experience for everyone,” says Steve Acquah, the lab coordinator and an adjunct professor of chemistry.
View a video created by the UMass Amherst Digital Lab about the exhibit below: