Art of Science Contest Winners Share Best Discoveries From UC San Diego Labs – NBC 7 San Diego
“Science and art are not opposites” – Samuel Morse
Morse knew what he was talking about. The 19th-century figure not only invented the telegraph, he was also a painter and sculptor. And as a photographer during the birth of this representational art, he would probably be one of the first to commit to the idea of Art and Science, a program at UC San Diego that aims to celebrate the beauty discovered during scientific research at the UC San Diego can emerge beyond that.”
Art of Science is technically an annual competition attended by students, researchers and affiliates of the University of La Jolla, in which applicants submit graphics or images and accompanying captions that “tell a story about their research” in an accessible and understandable way , well, the rest of us.
As in previous years, in 2022 the winning entries found a home not only at the UC San Diego Library, but also in a second exhibit at the Nat’s Balboa Park – the San Diego Natural History Museum, which invites guests to “see the beauty, that can come from scientific research,” or as the website states, “Data is beautiful and science has style.”
“The competition was originally created to raise awareness of the library’s research data curation services … and has evolved into a program that serves multiple audiences and scholarly disciplines,” said Audrey Geisel University Librarian Erik Mitchell. quoted in part by the school in a press release sent out.
Five winners (and three honorable mentions) were selected from the 2022 entries, including one from Anne Lyons, a graduate student in the Department of Bioengineering who contributed to Energy Worms: Watch an Energy Regulator on Mitochondria, Cellular Powerhouses That Go Wherever Energy Is Needed.”
“The Art of Science competition gave me the opportunity to articulate my research in an accessible way,” Lyon is quoted as saying in the same press release. “It is a true privilege to provide an insight into the intriguing activities that take place inside cells.”
Dueling duplicate exhibits are now on view at the first floor gallery of the Nat and in the Briseway of UC San Diego’s WongAvery Library.
Can the San Diego Museum of Art be far behind?