For two weeks in April, the BME Department, along with the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences sponsored UD’s first Art in Science exhibit in the Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory. This event was organized by BME assistant professor John Slater, along with a team of BME graduate students. It highlighted exceptional research from across UD in order to engage and educate the local community and to spark interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) among students from local elementary and high schools. Approximately 60 images, some available for purchase, were chosen for display, with the creators of the top 10 submissions presenting lectures on their work at a culminating symposium. Also presenting was Jeff Caplan, director of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute Bioimaging Center, who described microscopy techniques used in research at UD.
“We hope to teach and inspire local residents, with a particular emphasis on igniting interest in STEM education and careers in underrepresented populations,” said Slater. Event website.