Graduate Student Manuel Ochoa wins second place in the Material Research Society's Science as Art Competition.
Graduate Student Manuel Ochoa has won second place in the Science as Art Competition as the Material Research Society (MRS) fall meeting in Boston. The photo is titled "Ferrofluid-coated tape grippers close underwater and await collection by a permanent magnet". The contest was open to all registered MRS attendees, and it showcased images of scientific research with artistic aesthetics. Judging was based on overall artistic presentation. Manuel won $200 as part of his award. He is advised by Professor Babak Ziaie.