by Laura Schmidli, Information Services Librarian, Wendt Commons

Three-dimensional view of an engineered matrix patch for cardiac repair (Ogle Lab, UW Biomedical Engineering and LOCI).

Much of our knowledge of the biological world is the result of images collected with microscopes.  Advances in microscope engineering over the past thirty years have given biologists the ability to monitor biological phenomena with unprecedented resolution.  Many of these innovations have happened here at UW Madison.

“The Engineered Image: An Exploration of UW Engineering Contributions in Modern Biological Microscopy” explores the diverse and significant contributions of the UW Engineering community, and related companies, to recent improvements in modern microscopy.

This exhibition opens on Monday, October 8th, in the Wendt Commons 2nd floor Gallery Space, and runs until Friday, December 14, 2012.

An opening reception will be held on Monday, October 22, from 4-6 pm.  The UW’s Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation (LOCI) Director Kevin Eliceiri, and HHMI Scientist Stephen Paddock, will be on hand to answer any questions, along with student and faculty members of the UW Engineering community involved in this exhibit.  UW affiliated Engineers from Prairie Technologies will be attending as well.  Refreshments will be served.

For information, contact Diana @ 265-9801 or