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University of Delaware Research Online Magazine

ONLINE MAGAZINE VOL 8 • NO 1

University of Delaware Research Online Magazine

ONLINE MAGAZINE

ART IN SCIENCE

An annual exhibit offers a captivating glimpse into a vast world of discovery at the University of Delaware.

Growing up, John Slater said his mother was always introducing him to new forms of art—from photography to theater—while his dad got him toys to interest him in science. Slater, now a professor of biomedical engineering at UD, fondly remembers getting his first microscope, collecting water in a creek near home and zooming in to see the tiny creatures living in the water.

Later, as an undergraduate, then graduate student and postdoctoral researcher, much of Slater’s research involved microscopy.

“Many of my non-scientific friends and family found these images very cool and often asked what they were of, leading to me telling them about my work,” said Slater. “I figured this same approach could be a good way to tell non-scientists about the cutting-edge research at UD and maybe also get young students interested in pursuing a career in a scientific discipline.”

And so, Slater started “Art in Science.” Now in its fourth year, the exhibition annually attracts about 120 entries from faculty, students and staff from across campus—40 of which are selected for display at UD and also for a period at Blue Ball Barn in Alapocas State Park—to the delight of hundreds of visitors.

While Art in Science began thanks to generous donations, it has been self-sustaining ever since through sales of the artwork.

Slater hopes it will become a long-lasting UD tradition.

“Hearing the words, ‘cool,’ ‘wow,’ and ‘amazing’ is quite fun at these events,” he said.

To view more visit the Art in Science gallery

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