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2022 Art-Sci Fellows

2022 Art-Sci Fellows

Undergraduate Fellows

Bruslind photo

Svea Bruslind is currently researching using digital photography to capture the UV reflectance of flowers as a way to simulate bee vision. She plans to delve deeper into the artistic side of this project and develop a way to gather data from the captured images. Discipline: Zoology, Photography; Honors College. Mentors: Gail Langellotto, Jansa Guy

Holmes photo

Grace Holmes proposes to create a portfolio of paintings that will showcase different foraminifera species in the climates when they were alive. These marine calcifiers are used as a paleoceanographic proxy to reconstruct the history of the planet, so she seeks to raise awareness of their importance through an artist's lens. Discipline: College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences; Honors College. Mentors: Jennifer Fehrenbacher, Sally Finch

Kruger-Moore photo

Liana Kruger-Moore's project focuses on the differences between urban and rural environments and their effects on wildlife, specifically wild birds. Sound is a powerful force that is too often overlooked and frequently underestimated. That is why her project aims to bring about awareness and knowledge on the subject of noise pollution and the power it holds in our world. She plans to do this not only through scientific research, but also through musical expression. Her musical composition will take the sounds of both rural and urban and audibly educate any audience on noise pollution through experiencing it from a wild bird’s point of view. Discipline: Animal Science, Music; Honors College. Mentors: Jamie Cornelius, Dana Reason

Smith photo

Cassidy "Cat" Smith plans explore the intersection between science and art because people view them as being two separate fields of study, but there’s a lot more overlapping between the two. Her main medium is digital art but because she works in other traditional formats, she is considering going about this project through either stand alone pieces that have a cohesive theme to tell a story, or maybe a comic style format that chronicles the research done through this fellowship. Discipline: Zoology. Mentors: Ivan Arismendi, Jerri Bartholomew

Queisseo photo

Olivia Quiesser will be conducting research on spalting fungus. Depending on the type of data collected, she will explore different interpretations of the data, being most interested in visual and auditory interpretations. The result will be creation of both an art piece and a functional description of the data. Discipline: Bioresource Research; Honors College. Mentors: Seri Robinson, Joan Truckenbrod

Graduate Fellows

Jamil photo

Aliya Jamil's project will explore the impacts of climate change on the marine environment by creating a three-dimensional piece representing different components of the marine ecosystem (e.g., spatial extent, plankton community structure, etc.) and how they work together to balance the system as a whole. Her project will showcase the chaotic transitions marine ecosystems undergo in response to global climate change as they move towards a new equilibrium. Discipline: College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. Mentors: James Fox, Leah Wilson

Chang photo

Val Chang's research involves using video-based projection art to build emotional resonance and community conversations around the observed physical impacts of climate change (as observed through satellite remote sensing imagery) and the cultural impacts of climate change (as observed through mapping and comparing environmental soundscapes). One of the research questions they will explore through art and soundscapes analysis is “how does climate change impact the relationships we hold to land and water”. Discipline: Geography. Mentors: Samantha Chisholm, Joan Truckenbrod, Jon Bellona

Padaki photo

Vaishnavi Padaki studies volatile organic compounds in the ocean and will use computational data visualization of her research to develop a coding program for zentangle designs. The designs created will then be used to create an abstract form in glass, for 3D representations of atmospheric reactions and their impacts on the environment. Discipline: Microbiology. Mentors: James Fox, Jerri Bartholomew

Shen photo

Fang-Yu "Betty" Shen plans to combine Chinese traditional art with watercolor materials to create a topic that emphasizes the importance of conserving birds and environment. Her project will highlight the ecosystem services (e.g., pollination) provided from birds that benefits human well being. Discipline: Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Sciences. Mentors: Douglas Robinson, Tara Kate

Spaeth photo

Anita Spaeth is an artist and arts-integrated educator based in Oregon. Through visual art and creative writing, her project will utilize a philosophical lens to necessarily complicate the conversation on the ethical and environmental impacts attributed to livestock production and pasture management. Visual art will be created during and after work-trade experiences with small-scale livestock farms in the Willamette Valley, and will be finalized in the form of an artist publication. Discipline: Environmental Arts and Humanities. Mentors: Hannah Gosnell, Kirsi Peltomaki

Trueworthy photo

Ali Trueworthy began studying marine renewable energy from an engineer's perspective about seven years ago. Today, the arts and humanities guide her as well as she grapples with questions about energy futures, who they benefit, and how we can demand better ones. Her project is a written exploration of how changes to the ways we approach and discuss energy can serve resistance movements and help protect life on this planet. She asks: what energy future should we be fighting for? Discipline: Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Arts and Humanities. Mentors: Molly Grear, Kathleen Moore


Students in CEOAS explore connections between art and science