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Unveiling of Interactive Chemistry Art Sculpture

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 WVU Libraries and the Community Engagement in Science Through Art program invite the public to the Evansdale Library on the Morgantown campus Friday (June  21) at 2 p.m. for the unveiling of this year’s interactive sculpture. The event will take place on the second floor of the library and cupcakes, snacks and beverages will be provided.

CESTA is a month-long internship funded by the National Science Foundation and mentored by WVU faculty Jessica Hoover (WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry), Jason Lee (WVU College of Creative Arts, Sculpture) and Todd Hamrick (WVU Statler College, Engineering and Robotics). Six students from engineering (Samuel Cyphert and Leah England), science (Emily Hayhurst and Emily Hershberger) and sculpture (Leigha Tackas and Brittany Weekly) disciplines are recruited to build an interactive sculpture that helps engage the community in chemistry in an abstract, beautiful way.  

This year’s installation is representative of chemistry that occurs within the four lobes of the brain. Each lobe of the sculpture contains an observation port drawing the viewer into four different, unique worlds, each illustrating a different chemical interaction occurring within the brain.

For more information, contact Jessica Hoover at 304.293.0367 or