Too Creative for Science?


Tue, Sep 17, 2019 4:00 pmuntilTue, Sep 17, 2019 5:00 pm


Zimmerli Art Museum
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick


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Ahna Skop, Ph.D.
Department of Genetics, Affiliate Faculty Life Sciences Communication &
the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arts Institute
Madison, WI

What is it 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?  Dr. Skop will give an exciting glimpse into her life and how she has impacted science, education, and the public with her two passions:  science and art. 

Presented by the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University Department of Genetics, and the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Zimmerli's current exhibition, Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein.