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HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Internship Program celebrates first students

September 3, 2015

Faculty and students from the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 1 in Malone Hall to celebrate the work of the 2015 HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Program summer Interns.

Samantha French

Samantha French

Samantha French and Amanda Metcalf worked with HEMI faculty, staff, and students to complete the 10-week program with the end goal of showcasing visual representations of HEMI’s organization, structure, current research, and relationships.

A specialist in data visualization, French used vivid graphic elements to illustrate HEMI’s structure and organization, as well as HEMI’s collaboration with other institutions over the last five years of advancing scientific discovery.

Metcalf, who specializes in interdisciplinary sculpture, worked with the research group of HEMI professor Sung Hoon Kang to streamline her creative process and leverage the group’s knowledge of polymers to fuel her passion for creating sustainable clothing.

Read more about the program and its first presentation here.

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