CHANL is excited to announce that we are teaming up with the Art Department for our 6th annual Scientific Art Competition! The Scientific Art Competition provides an opportunity to showcase scientific data with artistic appeal. The competition is coordinated by CHANL (Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory) which is in the Department of Applied Physical Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill, but images do not have to be taken with CHANL equipment. This year there will be two ways to win:
Artist’s Choice Awards
A panel of art faculty from UNC will select images from this year’s submissions to display in the Hanes Art Center Hallway Gallery. These images will be professionally printed and mounted and since these images will be displayed on a larger scale (24″ x 30″) than what we’ve done in the past, we’re recommending that images be ~2000 x 2000 pixels in order to be considered for this portion of the competition.
People’s Choice Awards
Images will be displayed in the Chapman Hall Lobby and attendees of the 2014 UNC Science Expo (Saturday April 12th, 2014) will vote for their favorites. The artists for images that receive the most votes will be awarded cash prizes (1st place $150, 2nd place $100, and 3rd place $75).
The opening reception for the Artist’s Choice Awards will be on Monday April 14th, 2014 from 4:00-5:00PM in the Hanes Art Center’s Hallway Gallery. Winners of the People’s Choice Awards will also be announced at this time. Refreshments will be served.
Here are the important dates, times, and locations:
- Friday March 14th, 2014: Deadline for submissions! Submit your work here.
- Saturday April 12th, 2014: UNC Science Expo from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at UNC. People’s Choice voting occurs in Chapman Hall Lobby.
- Monday April 14th, 2014: Opening reception from 4-5PM in Hanes Art Center Hallway Gallery! People’s Choice and Artist’s Choice winners will be announced, and refreshments served.
We’re looking forward to seeing your submissions this year!
Submit your work here.
The Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL) was established in 2006 as part of the Institute for Advanced Materials, Nanoscience and Technology, but has since moved into the Department of Applied Physical Sciences. CHANL operates as a shared instrumentation laboratory open to UNC researchers from all departments as well as to researchers from other universities, government labs, and industry. User fees are charged for instrumentation usage to recover the cost of materials, supplies, and instrumentation maintenance.
- Provide cost-effective access to analytical and nanofabrication instrumentation that would not otherwise be available in individual research labs.
- Provide expertise and technical resources, to assist researchers in designing experimental plans, acquiring appropriate data, and interpreting data.
- Promote education by working closely with students and postdocs to provide instrument training and hands on experience.
- Foster an environment of collaborative research that extends beyond departmental boundaries.