3rd Art of Science Competition | Dec. 6TH

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Dear MechSE Grad Students,

We are announcing the 3rd MechSE Art of Science Competition (MASC), where you are invited to submit an original image (artistic renditions are encouraged) with a brief caption of around 50 words. Images will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Connection between image, text, and research
  • Originality
  • Visual Impact

In addition to prominent recognition on the department’s website and the GraMS Instagram account, selected top entries will be displayed in an event on Dec 6th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in John Deere pavilion. We will give out 4 awards during the event. Three of the awards will be chosen by a panel of judges consisting of professors from all 5 primary research areas of MechSE, and a final award will be chosen by the attendees of the event.

  • First prize—$150
  • Second prize—$100
  • Third prize—$50
  • The People’s Choice Award—$50

Group entries (2-3 students) are also allowed; you will split the monetary award if you win.

Interested? Fill out this form before Sunday November 19th. Uploaded images should be 300 dpi minimum.

A few examples of previous well placing submissions are shown at the end of this post. For more, please check the full list of last year’s entries and the winners here: https://www.instagram.com/grams.uiuc/

Good luck,
GraMS Council



Previous Submissions:

“Eye of Sauron” -Kaihao Zhang


“Organizing the Randomness” -Xiaotian Zhang



“Molecular Rubber Band” -Anthony Fan


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