Research Viz

Could the tales of giant serpent beings all over the world be inspired by whales?We’re still working on the research, but we won a Research Visualization contest! There were many EXCELLENT entries. We are honored!


I love microscopes. The obsession started when I was a junior in college. I landed this awesome job identifying rotifers and other tiny organisms in many water samples (the project compared these animal assemblages in the river upstream and downstream of a nuclear power plant). It’s awe-inspiring to think that this whole world exists, with … More I LOVE MICROSCOPES

A New Project: Immersive Experience in Sustainable Living (IESL)

While the world is focused on a pandemic, there’s an even larger set of problems that we’d prefer to ignore. Human resource consumption passed the world’s ability to sustain it over 50 years ago. We’re in an extinction event (only the 6th one since in 600 million years). Glaciers melting, freshwater supplies decreasing, soil fertility … More A New Project: Immersive Experience in Sustainable Living (IESL)

Virtual Exhibit

Each year, as my Biological Illustration class wraps up, we hold an End-of-Semester Exhibit. The students frame their favorite illustration, write artist statements, and display their work on easels throughout the biology building. I enjoy seeing the students’ well-deserved pride in their work. THIS is the result of intrinsic motivation, something I wish I could … More Virtual Exhibit

A Little Give and Take

Our Guest Artist is L. Ciccone, who looked into plant-animal mutualism. Download a coloring book page of this illustration! Plants have many diverse ways of repelling predators, including developing beneficial partnerships This species, Japanese cherry is commonly used as a decorative tree throughout the eastern United States. In order to defend new leaves from being … More A Little Give and Take