Data curators at the UC San Diego Library have the privilege of working with university researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines as they prepare data for the Library’s Research Data Collections repository. The visually stunning nature of some of these data sets inspired the Library to launch its annual Art of Science contest, a program that celebrates and brings awareness to the beauty that can emerge during scientific exploration.
The artwork in this exhibit represents the winning submissions from the 2022 Art of Science contest. A replica exhibit is on display at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park as a result of a new community partnership between the museum and the Library, two local organizations that strongly value and support the intersection of art and science.
2022 Art of Science Winners
- Edward Ashworth, postdoctoral researcher, Department of Emergency Medicine at UC San Diego with contributions from Ryotaro Ogawa and Peter Lindholm
- Adi Khen, graduate student, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, Smith Lab
- Anne Lyons, doctoral student, Department of Bioengineering at UC San Diego, Jin Zhang Lab with contributions from Danielle Schmitt, Sohum Mehta and Jin Zhang
- Lev Tsimring, research scientist, BioCircuits Institute at UC San Diego with contributions from Liyang Xiong
- Maggie Yu, undergraduate student, Departments of Cognitive Science and Visual Arts at UC San Diego
2022 Art of Science Honorable Mentions
- Mitchell Chandler, graduate student, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego
- Loren Phillips, undergraduate student, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC San Diego
- Sheng Xu, associate professor, Departments of Nanoengineering, Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC San Diego with contributions from Yusheng Lei
Partners: San Diego Natural History Museum