Febuary 20, 2006
Science Illustration Program wins continuing
Owls, Science Notes,
by Lucy Reading '03
By Tim Stephens
The University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) has
selected UCSC's Science
Illustration Certificate Program to receive the organization's
Outstanding Program Award for 2006. The award recognizes programs
for excellence in achieving their educational objectives.
"This award is great public acknowledgment for what we
already knew was an outstanding program," said Cathy Sandeen,
vice provost and dean of University Extension.
Sandeen and program director Ann Caudle will accept the award
in April at the UCEA's annual conference in San Diego.
The Science Illustration Program, offered through UCSC Extension,
is one of the most prestigious programs of its kind in the nation.
The one-year graduate-level program prepares students to pursue
a career in scientific illustration, and also serves scientists
who wish to acquire the skills to illustrate their research.
"We get applicants from all over the world, and our students
have been very successful in their careers," Caudle said.
The work of graduates from the program can be found in an extraordinary
range of publications and institutions, including at museums
and science centers such as the Smithsonian Institution and
the American Museum of Natural History; in top science magazines
such as National Geographic, Scientific American, Natural
History, and Audubon; and at zoos, aquaria, and botanical
gardens such as the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., the Monterey
Bay Aquarium, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (U.K.).
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