We were excited to learn that Morgan Summerlin, our project's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) graphic artist, has been selected to be among the top group of enrollees for the Medical and Biological Illustration Graduate Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine this coming August, with a generous graduate fellowship. This is the leading graduate program in medical and biological illustration in the country. According to Morgan, "This prestigious program has been training students for over 100 years, and it is one of only 4 accredited graduate programs for medical illustration in North America. My classmates and I will be trained to transform complex information into visual images, working in fields of life sciences that range anywhere from human anatomy to cell biology and even to the study of insects and arthropods! The renowned faculty teach in both digital media, like 2D and 3D computer modeling and animation, as well as in traditional media, such as watercolor painting and carbon dust drawing. I am unbelievably excited to attend this program this fall, and I can't wait to see how my abilities in art and my knowledge of science grow and develop."
Morgan has created habitus illustrations of the nine orders of Insecta that will be featured in our expanded collection. Check out some examples of her work below and in her earlier post, Illustrating Insects....
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