Calling Design + Biology + Textile Students
Does form follow function in the world of ants?
The Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Research Lab & NCSU Biology and Applied Ecology Labs are looking for students to work on an interdisciplinary research biology + art project on the surfaces of ants, the hunt for new antibiotics, and the creation of bio-inspired art & fashion.
Design, biology, and art students will:
- Work in a research lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, downtown Raleigh
- Characterize & illustrate surfaces of a diversity of ants
- Design experiments testing the function of these surfaces
- Create public displays of findings and process at the Museum and NCSU Hunt library
- Communicate research results and process through public art + applied design
Interested students send a short resume to:
Adrian Smith, Head of Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Lab, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Rob Dunn, Professor Applied Ecology, NC State