NCSU Future Visions: Artwork Highlights Emerging Worlds of R&D

RALEIGH- From plants to peacocks, black holes to drug delivery, the winners of the 2021 Envisioning Research competition highlighted the myriad ways their work shows us the beauty of our world — and helps us understand it.

The competition is a collaborative effort between NC State’s Office of Research and Innovation, the Graduate School, NC State University Libraries, Office of Undergraduate Research, and University Communications and Marketing. Envisioning Research was open to faculty, staff, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and undergraduate students.

A full list of winners, runners-up, and honorable mentions is below. You can view high-resolution versions of each entry, along with captions on each image, by clicking on the name of a winning entry.

You can also see a gallery of all the winners here.

Graphs and data visualization

First place, graduate students and postdocs: Remi Fayad, graduate student at the Faculty of Sciences, for “Photochemical Upconversion in Micellar Assemblies”.

Second place, graduate and postdoctoral students: Sharda Pandit, graduate student at the College of Engineering, for “Drug Depots Within Tumor Tissue”.

Microscopy

First place, graduate students and postdocs: Sarah Orr, graduate student at the College of Science, for “Brushlegged Mayfly”.

Second place, graduate and postdoctoral students: Shelby Boyd, postdoctoral researcher at the College of Sciences, for “Microscopic Peacock Tail: Fanning Zinc Chloride Trihydrate Crystals”.

Honorable Mention, Graduate and Postdoctoral Students: Matthew Neubauer, postdoctoral researcher at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, for “Fluorescent Root Tips”.

Honorable Mention, Graduate and Postdoctoral Students: Mariam Sohail, graduate student at the College of Engineering, for “Nanoparticles on Tomato Leaf”.

First place, faculty and staff: Matt Bertone, faculty member, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, for “Close-up (z-stacked) of the head and thoracic region of an adult western flower thrips (Thysanoptera : Frankliniella occidentalis).”

Photography

First place, graduate students and postdocs: Evan Jevnikar, graduate student at the Faculty of Science, for “March of the paleontologists”.

Second place, graduate and postdoctoral students: Ryan Bohannon, graduate student at the College of Natural Resources, for “Foggy Sunrise Among Dying Ash Trees.”

Honorable Mention, Graduate and Postdoctoral Students: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate student Andrew Blythe for “Giant foxtail (Setaria faberi).”

Honorable Mention, Graduate and Postdoctoral Students: Alejandro Valdes, of the College of Sciences, for “NC State in a Flask”.

First place, faculty and staff: Matt Bertone, faculty member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, for “Nymph and adult of the giant strong-nosed plant bug, Alcaeorrhynchus grandis (Pentatomidae).

Second place, faculty and staff: David Suchoff, faculty member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, for “Mature CBD Hemp at Harvest”.

Video & Interactive

First place, undergraduates: Anna Taylor and Andrew Igdal, undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science, for “Wind Driven Accretion on a Black Hole”.

First place, graduate and postdoc studentss: Farnaz Fazelpour, graduate student at the College of Sciences, for “Photoelastic Force Visualization”.

Second place, graduate and postdoctoral students: Keith Hillaire, graduate student from the College of Science, for “Liquid Metal Fingers”.

Honorable Mention, Graduate and Postdoctoral Students: Joseph Gutierrez, graduate student at the College of Natural Resources, for “Biomimicking Structural Colors with Wood Nanocrystals”.

Honorable Mention, Graduate and Postdoctoral Students: Maria Aleman, graduate student at the College of Engineering, for “Vortex Shedding Behind a Cylinder”.

First place, faculty and staff: Roland Kays, faculty member of the College of Natural Resources, for “Arctic Animal Movement”.

Second place, faculty and staff: Justin Johnson, faculty member of the College of Design, for “Virtual Nature for Mental Restoration”.

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