Call for Submissions 2019

We are looking for eye-catching images from all UD students, faculty, and staff! Enter your original image conveying your research within any field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

The top 50 images will be printed and displayed as part of the Art in Science 2019 Exhibit.

Please upload images to:

The deadline for submissions is February 22nd, 2019.

Art in Science 1st Place Recipient

Major congratulations to artist Austin Kuba in Material Science and Engineering on winning the 1st place image for Art in Science 2018. His submission “Xenomorph” was an SEM image of a defect particle on a polycrystalline lead iodide film.


Opening Night Raffle

Ellen Bloom won our raffle give away of an original artwork “Stained Glass Tendon” by Andrea Lee! Fun coincidence – they both are in the same lab under PI Dr. Dawn Elliott. Congrats Ellen!

Stained Glass Tendon

Opening Night 2018

We had a very successful opening night at the Blue Bar Barn this year! We’re now starting to plan for the upcoming year. A big thanks to our fearless director Dr. John Slater for all his efforts and passion for the arts and science.

NIH Director’s Blog Feature

One of our archived artworks was once again selected to be featured by Dr. Francis Collins on the NIH Director’s Blog!

The featured art Salivary Amylase (2016) was captured via confocal microscopy by Swati Pradhan-Bhatt.

“Release of salivary enzyme alpha-amylase from human salivary glands spheroids in hydrogels, upon stimulation with neurotransmitter agonists.”


Dry Mouth (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research/NIH)

Swati Pradhan-Bhatt (Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE)

Director’s Blog (Dr. Francis Collins, NIH)

UDaily (University of Delaware)


Outreach | Tarbiyah School of Delaware

Art in Science welcomed students of grades 4&5 from Tarbiyah School at the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Lab on UD campus.

The students had the opportunity to tour the entire facility as they looked at this years artwork selections. We had a great time interacting with the students. Seeing and hearing their reactions to the artwork is always so fun.

Students then learned about articular cartilage, which allows the knee joints to be friction-less and functional. Osteoarthritis of the knee starts to occur when patients have worn out or even torn and missing articular cartilages.

The students were given an arts and crafts activity where they engineered a model of the knee at healthy, unhealthy, and osteoarthritis stages out of wood blocks, sponges, and pebbles. These models were like stamps, so the students were able to make imprints of each of the stages giving them a cross sectional visualization. The students particularly were excited to create the imprints and where able to explain OA at the end of the day!

Exhibition Selections 2018

Hello all! We were very excited seeing all of the images submitted this year – we had over 100 images submitted from over 10 departments including entomology, fashion and apparel studies, biological sciences, biomedical engineering, marine science, plant and soil science, anthropology, and more!

We would like to invite everyone to the Opening Night at Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington, DE where the artwork will be on display from May 4th through June 1st. The Opening Night will be on Friday, May 4th from 5:00PM – 8:00PM for our Meet the Artist Event. This is an opportunity for the public to explore UD’s research and get to learn the science behind these incredible images for free!
This year’s opening night is going to be very exciting with live music, prizes, and food! The Blue Ball Barn will be hosting their own Foodie Friday event, so it’s bound to be an incredible night of art, science, and food.

Art in Science Submissions

We’re almost a week away from the submissions deadline! We’ve received some amazing works so far and am looking forward to more. If you have some incredible images from your research please share! We’re excited to see what research everyone has been working on this year.

Deadline: Sunday March 4th, 2018

Submission Form