The Research Image Contest Returns in New Exhibits This Year

This summer, NC State’s 2nd annual Research Image Contest showed us the unexpected beauty to be found in carpet beetles, polymer crystals and beating zebrafish hearts.

These stunning images are returning to the spotlight this year in two exhibits: a physical one at the NC State Crafts Center and a digital version on the Hunt Library Commons Wall. The Commons Wall display will run November 2-15, and will become part of the regular rotation thereafter. The Crafts Center exhibit will debut in Spring 2018.

Funded by the NC State Graduate School and the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development with support from the College of Sciences and University Communications, the Research Image Contest is intended to highlight the beauty in science and the role of creativity in research.

The 2017 contest was open to staff and faculty in addition to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. A total of 13 winners were selected from 92 submissions in four categories: graphics and illustration, photography, microscopy, and video.

Check out this year’s winners and honorable mentions, and explore the Flickr gallery. Last year’s winners are still on rotation on the Commons Wall as well!

Stay tuned for more details about opening events and Crafts Center exhibit dates.

Mira Abed is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science and a graduate intern in the Office of Public Science.