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Looking at Science with an Artist's Eye

Undergraduate Ashley van Batenburg-Stafford was among several Weinberg College winners in the Science in Society 2011 Scientific Images Contest. Participant submissions captured striking images from scientific research, showing that art and beauty can abound in some unusual places. Spanning a range of disciplines, image subjects included proteins active in the healing process, cells converting solar and kinetic energy into electricity, nanotechnology, and others. Selected by a panel of artists, scientists, and community leaders, these images showcase the sometimes startling beauty of science. View a slideshow of all 12 winning entries.

Winning images are also on display at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston through October 31.

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