Beauty of Science App Support

Thank you for downloading our "Beauty of Science" app, which features winning images from our annual scientific images contest, "Capturing the Beauty of Science." 

To learn more about the contest visit: 

Special thanks to our app designers: Alexandra Diem, Ryan Winke and Andrew Hullinger.

For app issues that cannot be resolved, please contact Bethany Hubbard at


What is this app?

The "Beauty of Science" app features winning images from the Northwestern University annual scientific images contest, "Capturing the Beauty of Science." Judged by an interdisciplinary panel of local artists, scientists and community leaders, each image comes from a Northwestern research project and cannot be fundamentally altered from its original form. In essence, the images represent both scientific data and art.

What is in the app?

The app contains high-resolution versions of each image from 2010-2014. The images also have captions that explain the research projects from which they come.

What features does it have?

You can zoom in on each image to see the finer details, and capture screenshots of the images to share on Facebook. And, you can purchase copies of the images by clicking on the button that takes you to our online Imagekind store.

Where can I learn more about the contest?

Galleries of all winning images are hosted on HELIX, our online magazine. You can also visit individual winners galleries via the links below:

2014 Winners Gallery

2013 Winners Gallery

2012 Winners Gallery

2011 Winners Gallery

2010 Winners Gallery

You can also visit our office website to see the contest initiative page: 

Can I use an image on a personal or professional website?

These images are not public domain. Please contact Bethany Hubbard,, if you are interested in using an image for educational or other purposes. However, you may share screenshots on social media via the app's share button.

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