With support from Promega, UW–Madison Cool Science Image Contest promotes convergence of art and science

UW–Madison Office of Business Engagement

Ten years after its launch, the Cool Science Image (CSI) Contest is as hot as ever. Sponsored by Promega, Corp. with additional support from the UW–Madison Division of the Arts, the annual competition invites UW-Madison students, staff, and faculty to submit photos and videos that depict an object or phenomenon from any discipline.

Like Promega’s quest to celebrate the connection between science and creativity to solve problems, CSI recognizes the importance of visual imagery in science, nature, and exploration. The contest has grown to draw over 100 submissions featuring images created with point-and-shoot digital cameras, microscopes, telescopes, schematics, and videos.

Winning entries appear on multiple campus websites and university social media accounts. They are also showcased during the Wisconsin Science Festival. Read more …