Exhibit featuring collaboration between UMaine environment engineers and MFA students opens April 10

A collaborative exhibit by University of Maine environmental engineering and Intermedia MFA students entitled “Co-Translation: Making the Invisible Visible Nanotechnology & Art vs PFAS and Microplastics” will open April 10 at the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization (IMRC) Center.

A free reception with refreshments will be held for the opening April 10 from 5–7 p.m. in 104 IMRC Center. The exhibit will be held during Maine Impact week, April 10–14, and will be open 9 a.m.–4 p.m. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Susan Smith at susan.lynn.smith@maine.edu.

Under the guidance of faculty members Onur Apul, assistant professor of environmental and civil engineering, and Susan Smith, faculty and graduate coordinator of Intermedia Programs, students worked together in the classroom, laboratory and art studio to unite arts and science in addressing environmental issues, as well as develop strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration. The project is sponsored by a grant from the UMaine Arts Initiative.

Students whose work will be featured in the exhibit include Mansiha Choudhary, Anna Martin, Ruixin Niu, Kenneth Mensah, Benjamin Walker, Charles Adjaye, Sonia Moavenzadeh, Paulina Alulema, Dilara Hatinoglu, Luke McKinney, Casey Schatzabel, Merrilee Schoen, Muhamed Elbokl, Vanessa Schaeffer, Grace Johnson, Alex Rose and Zach Doherty.