New art/science adventures! EPSCoR/NSF grant and microbes!

Yay!  It is official!  Science Loves Art and Rene Williams Art is part of a fantastic science team that just received notification of a 5 year grant award and we are all so excited to get going on this project!

The topic…. MICROBES!   I’m excited to open up “4th Street Studios” as the new home of Science Loves Art and Rene Williams Art as a hub for science and art exhibitions, workshops and a place for artists, scientists and the general public to learn about microbes.  It may sound overwhelming, but microbes are amazing and live everywhere (you have more microbes in your body than you have cells!)

Microbes are full of color and abstract forms and function and I’m excited to learn more and bring the tiny forms to life!

This image is taken from National Geographic’s article on microbes.

Photograph by Steve Gschmeissner, Photo Researchers, Inc

Tiny green cyanobacteria played an outsize role in Earth’s history by creating the planet’s oxygen-rich atmosphere through photosynthesis. Ancestral forms also evolved into chloroplasts, the cell parts that carry out photosynthesis in plants.

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If you would like to get involved as a teacher, student, artist of any sort, or just curious, please follow us on FB and message us to get involved.  This will be fun!

More about our National Science Foundation grant here!

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