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Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and UD’s College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and Department of Biomedical Engineering.

The Art in Science reception scheduled to be held May 3, 2020 has been canceled.

Thank you to everyone who submitted to Art in Science this year! We had a very exciting time selecting pieces from over 140 images submitted from over 80 scientists. Researchers throughout UD from over 15 departments, including Chemistry and Biochem, Plant and Soil Sciences, Biology, Engineering, Geography, Marine Science, Art & Design, Neuroscience, Animal and Food Sciences, Psychology, Business, Physics, Nursing, and many more contributed! We’re glad to see such a spectrum of scientists and artists.

Outreach Events

Sanford 2019 Outreach

Art and Science invited students from The Sanford School for a day of science and campus tours! The students were given tours of the facilities in the Harker Lab at UD. They specifically enjoyed seeing the scientists geared up in the NanoFab. Graduate and undergraduate students volunteered to give the students a module on how to design nanoparticles for cancer treatment. Students then made their own nanoparticles to target a specific cancer. Students were also able to examine a variety of samples under a light microscope, along with common place items they brought from home.

Serviam 2019 Outreach

Art and Science volunteered with Women in Engineering with their Engineering Module at the nearby Serviam Girl’s Academy. Serviam is a tuition-free, independent Catholic middle school. Last year Art in Science lead the girls through a pendulum module. This year we discuss the concept of origami in nature and used DNA’s helical structure as an example. The girls then created their own DNA helices out of paper!

Ag Day 2019


Blog Posts

Delaware First Features Art in Science

Delaware First Features Art in Science

Once again Art in Science is leaving it’s blueprint bit by bit. This time we had a few pieces of art that were featured on canvases at Delaware First Campaign and the UD Presidential Campaign Launch. Our artwork is quite novel, the way we’re displaying our research...

The Ghost in the Lab Dish

The Ghost in the Lab Dish

One of the artwork from this year’s Art in Science was featured in the NIH Director’s Blog! Here’s an excerpt from Dr. Collin’s post. “As Halloween approaches, lots of kids and kids-at-heart will be watching out for ghosts and goblins. So, to help meet the seasonal...

Crystallization: The Beauty of Organization

Even though it is now March, there is still one last chance of a snowstorm. To compensate, salt is sprinkled onto the roads. While salt and snow appear to be adversaries in this scenario, they also have similarities – the characteristic this post will focus on today...

Smaller than Stippling: Quantum Dots

With an article out in UDaily, we are connecting the last of the dots in putting Art in Science together. Dot Techniques in Art Dots are featured in many different art techniques.The dot technique that may be the most familiar is the Ben-Day dots most frequently seen...

Green Fluorescent Protein: Illuminating Molecular Level Processes

We are incentivizing entries in Art in Science by offering a monetary prize – and who doesn’t love a good prize? Specifically speaking, who doesn’t love the Nobel Prize? In 2008, Martin Chalfie, Osamu Shimomura, and Roger Tsien won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the...

Science in Art: Dichroic Glass

As with any good event, we hope to have open communication while hosting Art in Science. In short, we will do our best to maintain transparency- and what in our lives is iconic for being transparent so much as glass? Glass is a material that has a wide variety of...


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