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USU's Science Unwrapped Announces Spring 2018 'Science of Art' Series

Monday, Jan. 08, 2018

Science Unwrapped ‘The Science of Art’ logo

Science Unwrapped launches its new 'The Science of Art' series, celebrating USU’s ‘Year of the Arts,’ Friday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center auditorium. Each gathering is free and all ages are welcome.

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Hosted by USU's College of Science, Science Unwrapped features family friendly presentations and hands-on learning activities all ages can enjoy together.

Science Unwrapped, the public science outreach program of Utah State University’s College of Science, announces it new, Spring 2018 “The Science of Art” series.  The series, which celebrates the university’s “Year of the Arts,” kicks off Friday, Jan. 26.

“We’re very excited to participate in USU’s celebratory ‘Year of the Arts,’” says Nancy Huntly, Science Unwrapped chair, director of USU’s Ecology Center and professor in the Department of Biology. “Our spring series features an eclectic selection of speakers and focuses on the intersections of art and science.”

Science Unwrapped welcomes inquiring minds of all ages to its family friendly presentations.

At a glance, upcoming “The Science of Art” talks and their presenters are:

  • Friday, Jan. 26
    “Nabokov’s Butterflies”
    Biologists Zach Gompert and Lauren Lucas, faculty members in USU’s Department of Biology and the USU Ecology Center
  • Friday, Feb. 23
    “The Evolution of Technology”
    Ceramicist John Neely, professor in USU’s Department of Art + Design
  • Friday, March 23
    “Do Androids Dream of Electric Art?”
    Physicist David Peak, professor in USU’s Department of Physics
  • Friday, April 20
    “Visualizing Molecular Processes”
    Biochemist and molecular animator Janet Iwasa, research assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah

Each presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. Admission is free.

Initiated by the college in February 2009, Science Unwrapped introduces science in a relaxed, entertaining manner. Presentations begin with a brief lecture, followed by hands-on learning activities and refreshments. Each event draws several hundred guests, with attendees ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens.

For more information, call 435-797-3517, visit the Science Unwrapped website or view the ‘Science Unwrapped at USU’ Facebook page.

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USU College of Science

Contact: Nancy Huntly, 435-797-2555,
Writer: Mary-Ann Muffoletto, 435-797-3517,

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