She came to the poster presentation to help recruit students and offer her perspective on choosing a laboratory.
“For me, the most important criteria were the lab’s dynamics, research interest, and the principal investigator’s commitment to training,” Shen said.
Gina Alvarez, 41, Executive Director VSA Missouri and Living Arts, supported this theory.
She said the event was likely the first like it that she’s ever attended.
The event aimed to increase artists’ understanding of what galleries, venues and museums are looking for in terms of local artwork.
Artists from various neighborhoods and disciplines were also invited to provide 15-minute presentations on their work.
“This is one of the first that I’ve participated in to this degree. Louis is a culturally vibrant community and there’s a lot to offer in terms of the arts,” said Alvarez.
Some felt the event got to the heart of the art scene’s largest issues: how to promote more local art while supporting it financially or strategically. She hoped the event can be a launching pad for the arts organizations to come together and form an arts lobby group to compete with other interests in the city.
Louis, MO 63112 October 10, 2014 at pm at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville: Lovejoy Library, Abbott Auditorium, 30 Hairpin Drive, Edwardsville, IL, 62026 October 11, 2014 at pm at Lindenwood University, Belleville: Lindenwood Auditorium, 2600 W.
A rotation lasts about six to 10 weeks, giving students a chance to experience a laboratory hands-on.
Students also are exposed to a wide variety of research, some of which they might not have considered before.
“We should be able say when the idea comes up to build a new stadium, ‘No, you know, we have some alternative ideas that make a lot more sense, that support St.
Louis much more than another sports facility ever could,'” she said.