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Science as Art 2017



Visual representation of science and technology presents a unique connection between scientists, artists and the general public. When said images contain aesthetic elements that tranform them into objects of beauty and art, Science as Art is born.

Since its inception, Science as Art has challenged KAUST researchers to share inspiring images produced in laboratories with the wider KAUST community. This year, Materials Research Society (MRS) KAUST student chapter is proud to present the 3rd annual Science as Art competition.

The rules are very simple:

  • ·         Choose a research image from your laboratory with artistic potential
  • ·         Enhance the artistic value of the image by adding color
  • ·         Send the image to in the following format:

Full name:

- Department:

Title of the image:

- Description of the image (200 characters max):

The deadline for the submissions is October 11th at midnight.

There are no restrictions on the eligibility of imaging techniques, moreover, the results of modelling and simulation work can also be submitted. Images can be digitally enhanced and post-processed, without alteration to the original findings. Examples on how to do it can be found here​

The accepted submissions will be exhibited in the Campus Library (Building 12) from 15th to 18th of October, 2017. The judging panel, consisting of KAUST professors will anonymously rate the submitted works. The award ceremony will be held on October 18th at 5 pm, where the winners will be announced: 

  1. Place: iPad 128 GB Wi-Fi+Cellular
  2. Place: BOSE Soundsport Pulse Wireless Earphones & ANKER PowerCore+ 10050 Portable Charger
  3. Place: Beats by Dre EP Headphones

The event is open to all KAUST students and postdocs. Only one submission per person is accepted and no joint submissions will be accepted. Images edited by the KAUST graphics team will also not be accepted.

By submitting material for the event, the participant consents to allow the MRS student chapter at KAUST to display these images both on the MRS website and within printed material at KAUST.​

This event is sponsored by Materials Research Society Student Chapter and Graduate Affairs.

Important info:

  • Submission deadline: 11th of October, 2017 at midnight ​to
  • Exhibition of accepted works: 15th to 18th of October, 2017 in Campus Library, Level 2
  • Award ceremony: 18th of October, 2017​ in Campus Library

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