Sixth Annual Art of Science Competition

The Art of Science Competition is a campus wide event to celebrate the aesthetic beauty of science. Last year we received over 100 submissions representing more than 30 departments across the university, encompassing the schools of Medicine, Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences, Humanities and Sciences, and Engineering. Join the legacy!
An exhibition showcasing the best submissions will take place at the end of Spring Quarter, on May 19 from 3:30-5:30 pm. The deadline for submissions is May 1 at 5 pm. We will award $500 in prizes to the best submissions as determined by an independent panel of judges as well as a popular vote.
Submit art here: Submission form
Submission guidelines:
All members of the Stanford community are invited to submit, and multiple submissions are allowed. The focus of this competition is art, and thus the aesthetic rather than scientific quality of the image is key. Creativity and uniqueness will be considered favorably. Images produced in the process of performing research, such as photographs, micrographs, and simulation results, as well as art inspired by science, are gladly accepted. Lastly, think outside the box – last year we received a number of amazing paintings, mixed media and audio/visual works. All submissions should be made through the link above.
Examples from previous years at: Art of Science!
Questions? Contact: StanfordMRS.AOS@gmail.com
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Winners Announced for Art of Science 2016

The Art of Science is a student-organized competition where scientists and engineers showcase the artistic inspiration in their work. The 2016 competition had 27 finalists with 25 print and 2 cross-media exhibits and was held in Packard Atrium on May 20th. The artwork was judged based on scientific and artistic merit.  Our judging team included:

  • Dewitt Cheng – Stanford Art Spaces Curator
  • Bruce Clemens – Walter B. Reinhold Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Aaron Lindenberg – Associate Professor Materials Science and Engineering
  • Susan Roberts-Manganelli – Director of the Art+Science Learning Lab at the Cantor Arts Center
  • Pamela Davis – Artist and Lecturer at the D. School

Special thanks to the Stanford Materials Research Society for hosting and GSC and IEEE for their financial support.

Judge-Selected Winners:

People’s Choice Winners:

Finalists:

Not Pictured:

Unitarity by Alex Kwiatkowski:

Simulated quantum dynamics with a carefully chosen Hamiltonian can produce interesting visual patterns. This is a simulation of a relatively low-dimensional system, and each moving object represents the time-evolution of a wavefunction coefficient plotted in the complex plane.

A Method: A Crystal Structure by Katherine Walker

Cross stitch of an unexpected 3 palladium-2 oxygen intermediate compound as characterized by desorption electrospray ionization mass spectroscopy.

 

Fifth Annual Art of Science Competition

The Art of Science Competition is a campus wide event to celebrate the aesthetic beauty of science. Last year we received over 100 submissions representing more than 30 departments across the university, encompassing the schools of Medicine, Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences, Humanities and Sciences, and Engineering. Join the legacy!
An exhibition showcasing the best submissions will take place at the end of Spring Quarter, on May 20 from 4-6 pm. The deadline for submissions is May 6 at 5 pm. We will award $500 in prizes to the best submissions as determined by an independent panel of judges as well as a popular vote.
Submit art here: Submission form
Submission guidelines:
All members of the Stanford community are invited to submit, and multiple submissions are allowed. The focus of this competition is art, and thus the aesthetic rather than scientific quality of the image is key. Creativity and uniqueness will be considered favorably. Images produced in the process of performing research, such as photographs, micrographs, and simulation results, as well as art inspired by science, are gladly accepted. Lastly, think outside the box – last year we received a number of amazing paintings, mixed media and audio/visual works. All submissions should be made through the link above.
Examples from previous years at: Art of Science!
Questions? Contact: StanfordMRS.AOS@gmail.com
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The Fourth Annual Art of Science Competition at Stanford University

The Fourth Annual
Art of Science Competition
at Stanford University
organized by the Materials Research Society (MRS)
The Art of Science Competition is a campus wide event to celebrate the aesthetic beauty of science. Last year we received over 80 submissions representing more than 20 departments across the university, encompassing the schools of Medicine, Earth, Energy, & Environmental Sciences, Humanities and Sciences, and Engineering. Join the legacy!
An exhibition showcasing the best submissions will take place at the end of Spring Quarter, on May 29 from 4-6 pm. The deadline for submissions is May 22 at 5 pm. We will award $500 in prizes to the best submissions as determined by an independent panel of judges as well as a popular vote.
Submit art here: Submission form
Submission guidelines:
All members of the Stanford community are invited to submit, and multiple submissions are allowed. The focus of this competition is art, and thus the aesthetic rather than scientific quality of the image is key. Creativity and uniqueness will be considered favorably. Images produced in the process of performing research, such as photographs, micrographs, and simulation results, as well as art inspired by science, are gladly accepted. Lastly, think outside the box – last year we received a number of amazing paintings, mixed media and audio/visual works. All submissions should be made through the link above.
Examples from previous years at: Art of Science!
Questions? Contact: StanfordMRS.AOS@gmail.com
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Game Night – Thursday 12/4 7PM

 

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It’s game night! MRS is hosting a pre-holiday get-together with food, drink, and plenty of games!
Bring your favorite board game, card game, or video game console and indulge in merriment with old friends and new friends! We’ll be providing the drinks, you bring some of your favorite snacks and foods to share.
See you there!

Start of year BBQ!

Join us as we take a break from the first day of classes for the first MRS event of the academic year! There will be free food, fun, and first-years! Burgers, buns, and beautiful weather! And probably other alliterations.

Monday Sept. 22nd
Noon
Terman Fountain Area

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Art of Science 2014

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The Art of Science Competition celebrates the aesthetics of research and explores the interconnected nature of science and art. Last year, we received over 100 submissions, representing more than 20 different departments across the University, ranging from Materials Science to Neuroscience, Geology to Stem Cell Biology, and Psychology to Aeronautics. Join the tradition!
An exhibition showcasing the best submissions will take place on Friday, May 23 from 4-6pm in the Packard Bldg Atrium. The competition will be judged by a distinguished panel, including an artist from the Exploratorium and a curator from the Cantor Arts Center. Cash prizes will be awarded at 5:30pm, and light refreshments will be served.

Submit Here! or right below!

Submission guidelines:
All members of the Stanford community are invited to submit, and multiple submissions are allowed. The focus of this competition is art, and thus the aesthetic rather than scientific quality of the image is key. Creativity and uniqueness will be considered favorably. Images produced in the process of performing research, such as photographs, micrographs, and simulation results, as well as art inspired by science, are gladly accepted. Lastly, think outside the box – last year we received a number of amazing paintings, mixed media and audio/visual works. All submissions should be made through the link above.
Check out the AoS tab to see past submissions and details!
Questions? Contact: StanfordMRS.AOS@gmail.com

Exponent – Engineering Consulting Talk

Learn about Engineering & Scientific Consulting!
PhD Careers Seminar sponsored by MRS and Exponent<http://www.exponent.com/>

Meet with Exponent consultants, including a recent Stanford alum and the Director of the Materials & Corrosion Engineering Practice.  Dinner will be provided!

Tuesday, February 25th at 5:00-6:00 pm in McCullough, Room 115
RSVP here!<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1n0dTe3lllh-LKjCH9LencL33sWTr4EQsJIueH2EQmeM/viewform?edit_requested=true>

Speakers:
Brad James, Ph.D., P.E., FASM, Principal Engineer, Practice Director, Materials & Corrosion Engineering
Dory Kramer, Ph.D., Associate
Ronalee Lo Mann, Ph.D., P.E., Managing Engineer
David Schoen, Ph.D., Associate, Stanford alum

Discover a non-academic career that will allow you to take full advantage of your engineering, scientific, and analytical background. Exponent is an engineering and scientific consulting firm that hires doctoral students in materials science, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and many other technical disciplines. At Exponent you will have the opportunity to advance your technical and professional skill set while working in a multi-disciplinary setting with hundreds of fellow scientists and engineers to solve challenging problems. At this seminar, Exponent consultants will present examples of real cases, talk about working as a consultant, and discuss how your background can fit into this exciting world.

Director of Science and Technology at IBM Almaden Talk

Stanford Materials Research Society
presents
Chandrasekhar ‘Spike’ Narayan
Director, Science and Technology
IBM Almaden
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
McCullough 115
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Learn about research and career opportunities at IBM
Food will be provided
 
This will be an informal event that covers the myriad research projects taking place at IBM’s research centers, employment opportunities – postdocs, internships, and full time positions – as well as a personal account of a career trajectory from research scientist to director. There will be plenty of time for questions and networking. Dinner will be provided.