Images of Research Competition

Editor's Notes

Images of Research (IOR) is an opportunity for current Murray State students from all disciplines to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in images. IOR showcases and preserves students' research in digital form and fosters engagement and creative endeavors. The jurors extend their thanks to the students who entered work for this year's competition. The entries came from a wide range of disciplines including Agricultural Education, Agronomy, Biology, Design Engineering Technology, Fisheries/Aquatic Biology, Occupational Safety and Health, and Wildlife Conservation Biology. The jurors' decision-making process was challenging as the submitted work was engaging, visually stimulating, and excellent representations of Murray State student research.

Committee Members

Dana Statton Thompson, MLIS, Assistant Professor of University Libraries (Jury Chair)

Dr. Antje Gamble, Assistant Professor of Art & Design

Dr. Cintia Segovia Figueroa, Assistant Professor of Art & Design

Dr. Gary Stinchcomb, Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Michael Flinn, Professor of Biological Science and Director of Hancock Biological Station

T. Michael Martin, MFA, Associate Professor of Art & Design and Director of University Galleries


Description: Eroding Beauty represents the way nature can be destroyed by people and animals but can then adapt and become beautiful again. The picture shows a creek bed that at one time was a small trickle through the forest and has now become so big that a bridge is needed to cross it. The creek is in a high traffic area as it is near the disc golf course, no matter how much we try to preserve nature, it will undoubtedly continue to grow in size each year. The picture itself was taken to represent the good and the bad of Murray, thus Eroding Beauty.