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: My research project is a study on the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar against drought stress at different stages in soybean development. This photo was taken the first day of dry down and application of the apple cider vinegar on the first treatment group. The droplets seen are the apple cider vinegar settling on the leaves after I sprayed it on each replication. The title "Drops of Wonder" refers to the extremely complex and not entirely understood nature of drought and the effects that different compounds have on drought recovery. Scientific investigation begins with a simple "I wonder what this will do?" and can sometimes lead to groundbreaking discoveries that change the world.