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Monday, April 4, 2011
Call for Science as Art Contributions
The 2011 CURO Symposium will feature a new facet of student participation: Science as Art, in addition
to the oral presentations, thesis roundtables, and poster sessions of past symposia.
Science as Art is the presentation of images or data gathered during the research process that demonstrates
artistic principles such as balance, contrast, proportion, harmony, value, etc. As such, images defined as
Science as Art serve two purposes: (1) they primarily--and most importantly--display a particular
scientific phenomenon, and (2) they capture the visual interest of their viewer. Participants in the Science
as Art will showcase the inherent artistic aspects of their research.
Undergraduate researchers in any discipline are encouraged to apply, but Science as Art participants are
limited to those presenting at the poster session as well.
Students may submit potential images during the online abstract submission process. All submitted
images will be reviewed by a panel based on adherence to the criteria listed below. Images that fail to
meet these criteria will not be considered. Feedback will be provided for accepted images.
Students selected to participate in Science as Art will have their image published in the Book of
Abstracts; be able to display their image adjacent to their poster; and participate in a roundtable
discussion with other Science as Art participants. Participants will display their Science as Art images
alongside their research poster.