Congratulations to Vaishnavi Padaki, a microbiology grad student in Dr. Kimberly Halsey's lab, who has received an Art-Sci Fellowship.  Communicating complex scientific ideas through art is an effective method of broadening the impact of research to people with diverse social and educational backgrounds.  Vaish's seeks to raise awareness of the environmental elements that control atmospheric gases and illustrate seasonal changes in plankton and the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) they mediate in the surface ocean and will create a glass sculpture that will help explain how ocean layers create niches where different plankton interact and yield VOCs that can be emitted into the atmosphere at the sea-air interface.