Art show highlights researchers’ work

Science isn’t just electron microscopes and high-tech instruments.

A recent art show titled “The Art of Science” displayed 11 microscopic masterpieces from researchers in the college, illustrating that science is also an art where the journey of exploration can lead to works of beauty.

More than 175 guests attended the opening of the exhibition at the Armory Gallery in Blacksburg, Va., on Jan. 11, 2013.

“These images are not only beautiful, but they also highlight the hard science we are tackling daily,” said Saied Mostaghimi, associate dean of research and graduate studies for the college. “In splendid detail and vibrant colors, they tell the story of the research we are undertaking to curb pollution, feed a growing population, and help people lead healthier lives.”