SRU art students present interdisciplinary research at NCUR


April 25, 2019

Two Slippery Rock University students recently exhibited artwork and presented an interdisciplinary research project at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research at Kennesaw State University.

Alina Glath, a junior art major from Butler, and Myah Merhaut, a senior art major from Gibsonia, presented "When Art and Science Collide," which featured work from a printmaking course, taught by Barbara Westman, associate professor of art, and that was inspired by research conducted by students in an astronomy course taught by Krishna Mukherjee, assistant professor of physics and engineering. The printmaking students created 5-by-5-inch prints representing six research topics they learned from the astronomy students: exoplanets, the James Webb Space Telescope, stellar nurseries, planetary nebulae, supermassive black holes and gravitational waves.

Attended by more than 4,000 students, the NCUR is the largest undergraduate research conference in the country.