Now in its fifth year, the Scientific Images Contest has become a landmark event for Science in Society. Each spring Northwestern scientists submit images connected to the contemporary research on campus. A panel of artists, scientists and community leaders the select prize-winning images which tour venues across Evanston and Chicago.
Submissions in 2015 represented the breadth of Northwestern research including astrophysics, neurobiology, engineering and nanotechnology. The prize-winning images will be announced at the exhibition's opening reception on Tuesday November 10. The public are welcome to attend (further information is available on the event page).
The top twelve images are set to tour over the winter and spring. Venues include Evanston Public Library, Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center and the Museum of Science and Industry. The winning researchers will have opportunities to present their research to a variety of public audiences through events, workshops and Q&A sessions at all partner venues, connecting Northwestern’s cutting-edge research to the wider community and provides valuable science communication training opportunities for university researchers.
After the launch event a full gallery of winning images will be published on the online magazine Helix.