Biology Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures

Title

Art, Microbiology and Anatomy Combined in a Unique Arts and Sciences Collaboration

Event Name/Location

Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Southern Regional Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 22, 2016

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

10-22-2016

Abstract

Collaborations between the arts and sciences create bridges into new ideas and processes that can benefit the artistic mind as well as the scientific mind. Nova Southeastern University art students participated in a microbiology laboratory workshop within the Department of Biological Sciences where they learned how to use agar as a canvas and bacteria as paint in order to create works of art. The students created colorful images of anatomical icons and were able to bridge the gap between two seemingly opposite subjects. The images were entered into the American Society for Microbiology’s 2016 Agar Art contest.

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