The Art of Science

Princeton University is hosting a new "Art of Science" competition this spring with the theme of "found art."

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. April 21. The competition is open to members of the Princeton community (e.g., students, faculty, staff, alumni).

David Pescovitz of Boingboing in his review of the show now hanging in the Friend Center called electrical engineering grad student Qiangei Xia’s "Easter Bonnet" image "stunning." The Washington Post showcased mechanical and aerospace engineering grad student Melissa Green’s images in its widely-read Sunday "Outlook" section and also posted many images from the show in an online gallery at Previous Art of Science exhibits at Princeton also have been featured in Wired magazine, numerous blogs, and publications in Spain, Canada, Israel and Turkey.

Sponsors for the competition include the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) and the Office of the Dean for Research.

The image above was part of the 2006 Art of Science competition and was created by professor of civil and environmental engineering George Scherer and his students.