Traditional scientific posters and literature often feel inaccessible to the general public. The American Physician and Scientists Association (APSA) and the Biomedical Art and Visualization (BMAV) Department of Rowan University recognize this problem and wish to address it via the ArtSci Symposium Series. The goal of this series is to effectively communicate scientific research to the general public. APSA and BMAV have decided to collaborate by using interactive projects and engaging visuals developed by art students in conjunction with research material from Rowan University labs and faculty.
The long-term goal of the ArtSci Symposium Series is to foster ongoing relationships among different research groups, faculty, students, as well as local schools and businesses. The ArtSci Symposium Series considers the general public as the key audience and encourages people regardless of their affiliation with Rowan University to participate. We hope that this innovative hybrid symposium will bring together different types of people and create an inclusive environment.
The Rowan University Bachelor of Fine Art in Biomedical Art and Visualization is one of the few undergraduate disciplines of its kind in the country. The Biomedical Art and Visualization field is a unique area of study in a growing field of art, medicine, science, and technology. Biomedical Art and Visualization students combine artistic talent and strong visual communication skills with natural science and biomedical intellect. Biomedical artists apply their knowledge of art, medicine science, and technology to create educational illustrations, animations and interactive media for specific audiences.
The Rowan University American Physician Scientists Association is an on-campus organization dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for undergraduate students to enhance their research involvement. The group aims to develop a growing community between students and professors in research and collaborate with several other science based clubs. Additionally RU APSA is focused on exposing members to the unique opportunities and challenges associated with dual degree programs like MD/PhD and DO/PhD programs as well as facilitating the meeting of and/or networking with other aspiring physician-scientists.