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Image of Research winners announced

image of a farm in MapIR spectral imaging camera

Bret Williams' entry "Just a Little Light Reading" shows a farm with a MapIR spectral imaging camera. This type of photography can determine whether a field is suffering from a lack of sunlight, water, or nitrogen and can also determine insect or fungi damage.

The Office for Student Research announced the winners of the first-ever Image of Research juried competition. Winning entries and finalists can be viewed on the office’s website.

The competition offered students the opportunity to engage creatively with their research, share behind-the-scene views of their research process, or portray their scholarship in visual form. Students entered one compelling, static image of their research along with a 200-word narrative for review by a jury of local artists.

Winners include:

Graduate Category
First Place – Brett Williams “A Little Light Reading” $250
Second Place (tie) – Rachael DiSciullo “For Whom Does the Male Bird Sing” $150 and Ian Rines “Cricket Conflict” $150
Honorable Mentions – Julen Carrasco Oteo “Tics’ Spyglass” $50 and Rocky Roque “Recoloring a Colorless Community: The Rhetoric and Discourse over the New Pride Flag” $50
Peoples’ Choice – Hannah Harris  “Effects of Graston Technique on Blood Flow in the Upper Trapezius” $150

Undergraduate Category
First Place – Radiance Campbell “Consent and Intent” $250
Second Place – Chris Apuzzo “Visualizing a Microscopic Process of Astroglia Cells” $150
Honorable Mentions – Arianna Garcia “Envisioning the Lawn as Landscape” $50; Emily Killian “Dystrophin promoter fusion C. elegans” $50; Emily Swiderski “Female Communicable Disease and Depression Rates Correlational Study” $50
Peoples’ Choice – Radiance Campbell “Consent and Intent” $150

The competition is sponsored by Illinois State’s Office of Student Research, Graduate School, Milner Library, and University Galleries. Additional information on the competition is available on the Office of Student Research website. Those with questions can contact Dr. Gina Hunter at (309) 438-0787 or email StudentResearch@IllinoisState.edu.

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