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Nick Gehl, department chair of Fine Arts at Evanston Township High School, invited ETHS students to view the beauty of science. Through the ETHS/Northwestern STEM education partnership, ETHS hosted a display of photographs taken by nano-scientists, -biologists and -engineers of their work in the sub-particle arena. Bethany Hubbard, publications editor of Science in Society at Northwestern University, said this is the fourth year the University has held a photo contest for the researchers. In top photo an ETHS teacher talks with students about the photos, giving them a chance to reflect on the intersection of science and art.
The photograph on the left is of heart cells in a gel. Mark McClendon, a graduate student in nanotechnology at NU, said he is working on “regenerative medicine,” creating artificial blood vessels using human heart cells and nanofibers. The photo on the right may reflect the next generation of solar cells, said Ms. Hubbard.