Images of Research Competition 2016

University of Alberta graduate students made 114 submissions to the Images of Research Competition 2016. The submissions highlighted that graduate student research at UAlberta takes place in studios and science labs, in the field and on the ice. From steel joints to self-determination; forest fire sensors to fossil record research; from drag kings to disease-resistant peas, UAlberta graduate student research is diverse and global. A multi-disciplinary 5 person adjudication committee reviewed all submissions and selected winners. The University of Alberta community voted for the People's Choice Award and the winning image garnered 122 votes out of 765 votes. The winning and semifinalist images are available in ERA (the University of Alberta’s digital repository) after the Images of Research exhibition.

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  • 2016-01-01

    Street, Christianne

    Oil and gas resources are solar energy reserves from prehistoric times, which we use everyday to power our lives. In many cases, these resources are non-renewable, but what if it were possible to recover and reuse some? In the Innovative Process Lab of the Natural Resources Engineering Facility...

  • 2016-01-01

    Cruikshank, Stephen

    The following image reveals the contradictions of Cuban society: the incredible architectural aesthetics, for example seen in the figure of the Havana Capital (el Capitolio) here and the deterioration and impoverishment of the capital city depicted in the dark garbage ridden streets. Light and...

  • 2016-01-01

    Meyer, Pony, Lazy Kitten Productions (Katie Cutting)

    We can't overlook the value of DRAG KING performance for lesbian, feminist, and queer communities, particularly when we consider the historical and contemporary regulation of gender and sexual norms and the legal and social persecution of female cross-dressers, lesbians, masculine women, and...

  • 2016-01-01

    Perez, Hector

    Infrared thermography is a non-invasive technique of thermal visualization by which temperatures are monitored and recorded. It is used to measure heat radiated from a surface which is then displayed as a temperature distribution image. Infrared pictures provide real-time data for various...

  • 2016-01-01

    Stanfield, Ryan

    Plants have evolved a number of interesting features to help facilitate the passage of water and sugar around their tissues. One such molecular structure highlighted here in this balsam poplar leaf blade are aquaporins. As the name implies, aquaporins are small pores that carry water- but have...

  • 2016-01-01

    Bao, Tan

    This image is a composite image of two photos of the same sunflower (Helianthus annuus) plant. The aboveground green shoot was taken with a Nikon D90 SLR, and on the same day the belowground root was scanned using an Epson 550 Scanner after removing the soil by excavation. By stitching together...

  • 2016-01-01

    Molinaro, Darrin

    Current estimates suggest that one in every three species today is either threatened by, or considered at risk of, extinction. Despite such alarming statistics, and mounting evidence of a major biodiversity crisis currently taking place, our understanding of the factors that prevent species'...

  • 2016-01-01

    Jean, Francesca

    We have been studying a gene in zebrafish (called unc119b) that is required for many developmental processes, including eye formation. On the left, is a cross-section of a normal zebrafish eye at 3 days old that has been stained with fluorescent antibodies. The lens is surrounded by green (a lens...

  • 2016-01-01

    Abeysundara, Namal

    My research in the Hughes lab focuses on investigating the role of Moesin during nervous system development. Moesin is involved in maintaining cell integrity by linking membrane-associated proteins to the underlying actin cytoskeleton. We use fruit flies to study Moesin function as only one...

  • 2016-01-01

    Duncan, Alexandra

    The neurodiversity and disability rights movements recognize that there are multiple ways of being, thinking, and perceiving in the world. Thanks to the development of Contemporary Disability Arts since the 1980s, disabled and neurodivergent artists have been creating and sharing their diverse...

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