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Community members gather at WBEZ's North Side Bureau to view the winning images of Northwestern's "Capturing the Beauty of Science" contest and meet the scientists behind the creations.

Seeing science: Northwestern researchers showcase winning images

by Andrea Towers
Apr 17, 2013

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Andrew Koltonow, Northwestern University graduate student, won first place in the university's "Capturing the Beauty of Science" competition. Here, he poses with his winning visualization, showcased with other top picks at WBEZ on Tuesday.


Scientists showcased their winning visualizations of the electronic guts of a cell phone, atomic structure and DNA architecture at WBEZ on Tuesday. These were the top picks of Northwestern University's annual science image competition, "Capturing the Beauty of Science." Science in Society hosts the contest that offers researchers a chance to share and celebrate the art of science through images that bring a creative and visual interpretations to scientific materials and technology. The winning images go on exhibit May 4 at the Harold Washington Library.