CONTACT: LINDSAY RUNYAN
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9585; fax (319) 384-4638
Release: Sept. 17, 2001
UI to display Art in Science Contest pieces Sept. 21
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Central Microscopy Research Facility
will display entries from the first Iowa Art in Science Contest Sept. 21 in
the atrium of the Eckstein Medical Research Building. The event is free and
open to the public.
Fifty pieces were entered in this year's competition. All images will be
displayed all day during the Annual Iowa Microscopy Society Forum. Winners
will be announced at 5 p.m. during a reception in the atrium. The top three
photographs chosen will receive prizes of $100, $75 and $50, as well as a
framed 11x14 print of the artwork. The winning pieces will also be displayed
permanently in a designated area on campus.
"I am very pleased with the participation for the first year of the
Art in Science Contest," said Martine Dunnwald, Pharm.D., Ph.D., assistant
professor in the UI Department of Dermatology. "I hope this contest encourages
more people to see the true art in science."
The Central Microscopy Research Facility, located in the Eckstein Medical
Research Building, provides instrumentation and technical assistance to research
programs involving the use of scanning and transmission electron microscopy,
light and confocal microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, freeze-fracture,
and x-ray microanalysis.
For more information, contact Dunnwald via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.