Saturday, April 21, 2018
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom
High Point University
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268
Cost: Free admission. No tickets required.
“Too creative for science?”
Have you ever wondered what it is like to grow up in a family of artists and then end up a scientist? What does thinking like an artist offer the scientist? Can the blending of art and science encourage a more diverse population of students to pursue science, and improve the public understanding of science? Ahna will give you an exciting glimpse into her life and how she has impacted science, education and the public with her two passions: science and art.
Ahna is a Professor in the Departments of Genetics at UW-Madison and an affiliate faculty member in Life Sciences Communication and also the UW-Madison Arts Institute. She mentors both scientists and art students in her lab, and also serves on the board of the Wisconsin Science Museum, where many of her art-science collaborations are on display. She is a passionate advocate for underrepresented students in science and does so with her association with the SACNAS organization, UW-Madison campus efforts, and social media. To engage the public about science, she has established numerous local, national and international scientific art shows and displays that have been installed in art galleries, on the UW-Madison campus, and in science museums. In 2008, she was awarded an honorary doctorate of science from the College of St. Benedicts and was named a Remarkable Women in Science from the AAAS. In 2015, she was honored as a Kavli Fellow from the National Academy of Sciences. Her science and art have been featured by Apple, The Scientist, USA Today, Smithsonian, PBS.org, NPR and Science magazine. One of her great hobbies is cooking/baking (including scientific cakes!), and she publishes her creations on her foodblog, foodskop.com, in her free time. Open to the public.
(336) 841-9000 | http://www.highpoint.edu