For more than five years, Promega has supported the annual Cool Science Image contest at UW-Madison. Campus members are invited to submit images that depict an object or phenomenon from any discipline, which could have been captured via microscopy, photography, medical imaging, schematics and science as art. Entries continue to grow year after year as interest in the contest grows.
The contest popularity has grown from campus to the broader community as the winning entries are shared on multiple UW–Madison websites and through the university social media accounts. The winning CSI entries are also showcased in a slide show at the annual Wisconsin Science Festival. And each fall there is an exhibit of winners, with an opening night celebration held at the McPherson Eye Research Institute’s Mandelbaum and Albert Family Vision Gallery on the ninth floor of the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research.