Science of Art

The Science of Art L&D Team is led by Divya Iyer.


The Science of Art (SOA) team is an ongoing investigation into the connection between materials science and art. Heightened awareness of this connection has allowed for expansions in both disciplines, including the creation of artificial dyes in the Renaissance Era and the modern advances in computer-aided design (CAD) and additive manufacturing (AM) from the Joris Laarman Lab. We hope to expand the possibilities of what can be done in the MILL and to provide a space for students to be able to apply what they learn in class in an unconventional way.

SOA hosts events that teach undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff more about the art found in materials. Historically, events offered include glass fusing, stained glass, carbon imprints in glass, epoxy, whittling, alcohol ink greetings cards and coasters, soap making, and more. Occasionally, SOA also partners with other organizations on campus for events, such as the Hive and DramaTech.

In addition, student members of SOA create their own or collaborative independent research projects in glass or epoxy fabrication.

Upcoming Events

Coming soon!

Previous Events

Common Events

Alcohol Ink Events:

Fall 2023
Glass Fusing Event
Stained Glass Workshop
Fall 2021
  • Glass Fusing I [09.27]
  • Carbon Imprints [10.07]
  • Alcohol Ink Coasters [10.15]
  • SEM Photoshop Colorization [10.29]
  • Glass Fusing II [11.02]
  • Stained Glass [collab w/ The Hive – 11.08, 11.11]
Fall 2019
September Stained Glass Workshop (Pilot)
August Summer Glass Workshop
August Honors Program Workshop

Spring 2019
Work from the Team:
April Glass Workshop
March Glass Workshop
February Glass/Epoxy Workshop (Pilot)
January Glass Workshop
Fall 2018
November Glass Event
October Glass Event

Previous Work

Fall 2019
Spring 2018