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Nelson Image Wins "Art of Science" Competition

Baby Squid”, a bright-field optical micrograph of squid embryos taken by Celeste Nelson, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, took First Prize in Princeton’s 2009 “Art of Science” competition. “Baby Squid”, along with 47 other images, is currently on view in the Friend Center Atrium for the next year. The theme of this year's competition was "found art," with the organizers of the exhibition soliciting scientific images created during the course of an actual research project, rather than art inspired by science. Judges included President Shirley M. Tilghman; Emmet Gowin, an acclaimed photographer and professor of visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts; David Dobkin, dean of the faculty and a professor of computer science whose research focuses on computer graphics; and Paul Muldoon, chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts.