Students and faculty at Northwestern may have heard of the Scientific Images Contest, but the program is far more than a cash-prize competition. Selected research-based images are professionally mounted for exhibitions across the Chicago area. Each exhibition is accompanied by events and activities which provide key science outreach training and opportunities for the researchers involved.
Northwestern scientists and engineers visited the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) earlier this month to share their research with the public. The researchers all placed a winning image in Science in Society’s 2016 Scientific Images Contest.
You’re invited to submit an image to Science in Society’s 2017 Scientific Images Contest.
This contest connects the public with real, contemporary Northwestern research through high-quality visuals. Winning images are professionally printed and displayed in museums, libraries, and galleries across Chicago and Evanston.
Science can produce surprising and beautiful images. The annual Scientific Images Contest highlights some of the stunning work created in Northwestern labs in a range of disciplines. The twelve winning images of 2016 showcase research fields including medicine, chemistry, nanotechnology, and astrophysics.
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.
For the past four years, the Northwestern University Scientific Images Contest, “Capturing the Beauty of Science,” has brought stunning images and innovative research into the community through public exhibits and talks. Now, you can bring the beauty of science into your home with the help of our online Imagekind store!