This is the eighth Art of Science exhibit and competition hosted by Princeton University. The 2017 competition drew more than 170 submissions from a wide-range of disciplines. Our curated selection this year includes both images and videos by our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni and staff.

Visit the 2017 gallery

Thank you to all who submitted and attended the opening reception ! 

The exhibit will remain on display at the Friend Center Atrium.

Free and open to all during Friend Center opening hours.

Art of Science 2017 is sponsored by the David A. Gardner ’69 Fund in the Council of the Humanities, and by the School of Engineering and Applied Science . The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Lewis Center for the ArtsPrinceton Institute for Computational Science & Engineering, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Council on Science and TechnologyLewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, and the departments of Astrophysical SciencesChemical and Biological EngineeringCivil and Environmental EngineeringPhysicsPsychology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and the Program in History of Science. Prizes are provided by the Office of the Dean for Research.

The organizers for Art of Science 2017 were Jasmin Imran Alsous, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Adam Finkelstein, Department of Computer Science, and Steven Schultz, Director of Communications at the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The first AoS competition in 2005 started as a collaboration between the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Visual Arts Program. It was conceived by photographer Andrew Moore ’79, former students Alex Halderman ’03*09 and Katalin Lovasz *07, and Professor of Computer Science Adam Finkelstein, under the auspices of Maria Klawe, the former dean of the engineering.

The 2017 exhibit was designed and printed by the Princeton Digital Print Center. Special acknowledgment to Darcy Cotten, Leona Rosso-Dzugan, and Jim Elbrecht. The original Art of Science logo was designed by Jonathan Harris ’01.

Special thanks to Emily Carter, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, for acting as master of ceremonies during the exhibit opening, and to our distinguished panel of judges: James Steward, director of the Princeton University Art Museum; Emmet Gowin, professor of visual arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts, emeritus, and Jeffrey Whetstone, professor of visual arts.

Many people contributed to this event. Thank you to Andrea Mameniskis, assistant to the Deans Carter and Kahn, for help with the opening reception; Raphael Rosen, science writer at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, for editing the captions; Maureen Novozinsky for technical support; Kathie Morolda for framing the prints; Graham Bessellieu, and Eric Litostansky and facilities for much help along the way.

The Art of Science organizers gratefully acknowledge Princeton University’s Office of Information Technology and  School of Engineering and Applied Science for the creation of the AoS gallery display system.  We would also like to acknowledge the Department of Computer Science for helping us with our submission site and storing our material.