MIC Results

March 2014 Results

Best of Show

Music Business

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

Best of show with 544 points.

A business major who also plays cello in the symphony.

Sports Action

On Your Mark...

by Eric Bronson (University of Michigan)

First place with 481 points.

The men's swimming team at the start of a relay.

High dive

by Justin Hayworth (Grinnell College)

First place with 481 points.

A diver comes off the high dive during a home swim and diving meet.

SLAM

by Jeff Reinking (University of Louisville)

Second place with 467 points.

Montrezl Harrell dunks.

Sneak shot

by Kelly Gorham (Montana State University)

Third place with 458 points.

Montana State guard Stephan Holm, left, reaches past Southern Utah guard Trey Kennedy during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in Bozeman, Mont.

Two to tangle

by Matt Cashore (University of Notre Dame)

Fourth place with 456 points.

Steve Vasturia (32) goes up for a shot as Clemson Tigers guard Adonis Filer (3) and guard Damarcus Harrison (21) defend in the first overtime at the Purcell Pavilion. Filer was called for a foul on the play.

Diving

by Justin Hayworth (Grinnell College)

Fourth place with 456 points.

A diver performs in front of the judges during a home swim meet.

Max Rebounds

by Eric Bronson (University of Michigan)

Fifth place with 447 points.

Max Bielfeldt (44) reaches for a rebound against Nebraska.

Sports Features & Illustrations

Reflecting on the Record

by Matthew Yeoman (The College at Brockport)

First place with 528 points.

Melanie Melewski holds four new school records in swimming.

Umbra

by Matt Cashore (University of Notre Dame)

Second place with 519 points.

Sometimes...pure, dumb luck smiles on me. I'll take it.

Flying Cougars

by Jaren Wilkey (Brigham Young University)

Third place with 486 points.

Cosmo gets some air during a time out.

Afghan Box Camera Celebration

by Matthew Yeoman (The College at Brockport)

Fourth place with 472 points.

Melanie Melewski celebrates her wins. Taken using the Afghan box camera made by Matt Yeoman and Larry Brown.

Game Face

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

Fifth place with 458 points.

It had rained the morning of a photo shoot I had scheduled with a couple of members from our rugby team to showcase their new uniforms. Near the end of the shoot, I asked them if they'd go outside and get muddy so it'd look like they had just played a game. They loved the idea. After rubbing themselves down with some baby oil I had brought along to give them a sheen, they applied the mud, then a little spritz of water for sweat. Add a game day expression and we had everyone's favorite photo from the session. The uniforms had never been worn for a game.

People & Portraits

Billingsly

by Michael Ekern (University of St. Thomas)

First place with 528 points.

Alum David Billingsley is a rising star in the local music education scene.

Olivia Clare

by Aaron Mayes (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Second place with 503 points.

Author Olivia Clare for a story on her upcoming book.

Many faces of Brett Walker

by Kelly Gorham (Montana State University)

Third place with 486 points.

History professor Brett Walker is tracing the effects of asbestos on communities from where it's mined to Ground Zero in NYC.

The Matchmaker

by Mark Brown (University of St. Thomas)

Fourth place with 461 points.

UST alum Sara runs a dating company that organizes lunch dates for busy clients.

The Archeologist

by Dani Machlis (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU))

Fifth place with 453 points.

Portrait of Prof. Eliezer Oren from the Dept. of Bible, Archeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Campus Environment

Lone Tree Hill

by Keith Walters (SUNY Geneseo)

First place with 522 points.

A tree stand alone against the morning sky

Aurora glow

by Todd Paris (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Second place with 503 points.

Late February is a great time of year to see the aurora borealis from the UAF campus.

"Rock" climbing

by Nick Romanenko (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)

Third place with 494 points.

One of the stairwells in our new School of Business, affectionately known as "100 Rock"

The Storm is Coming

by Hal Cook (Bob Jones University)

Fourth place with 475 points.

Amazing Sky seen from in front of Rodeheaver Auditorium a few days before the first winter storm hit campus.

Snowy campus at dusk

by Jeff Miller (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Fourth place with 475 points.

A snow-covered central campus and downtown skyline are pictured as dusk falls to nighttime during winter on Feb. 11, 2014. The view is from the roof of the Engineering Research Building.

Blue and White

by Joseph Pallen (University of Idaho)

Fifth place with 467 points.

Are rare day this year, blue sky after night of snow.

News: Spot & Feature

Through the Thick Fog

by Jon Hendricks (Valparaiso Unviersity)

First place with 519 points.

Fog envelopes campus February 20th.

Twister

by Jon Hendricks (Valparaiso Unviersity)

Second place with 475 points.

Students play Twister February 2nd.

Dance Marathon

by Jon Hendricks (Valparaiso Unviersity)

Third place with 469 points.

Students dance with their hands raised during a charity event February 2nd.

Eye On The Prize

by Natalie Battaglia (Loyola University Chicago)

Fourth place with 467 points.

Management major, Alfonso Cortes, works with his team on conceptualizing an idea to make a presentation for the HULT Prize Competition in March. The team will be going to San Francisco, up against 250 regional finalists, to present their idea on this year's submission topic, which is to build a sustainable and scalable social enterprise to address non-communicable disease in urban slums.

Couple of Swingers

by Tom Zasadzinski (Cal Poly Pomona)

Fifth place with 464 points.

Trevor Henderson rides the swings ride with his son Theo at Homecoming Festivities

General Features & Illustrations

Flying High

by Mark A. Philbrick (Brigham Young University)

First place with 481 points.

A traditional Native American Eagle dance for publicity of the Living Legends performing group.

Purple Rain

by Aaron Mayes (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Second place with 469 points.

A student is reflected in pooling rainwater on campus.

Don't Get Burned

by Glenn Carpenter (Moraine Valley Community College)

Third place with 464 points.

A new and lower perspective on the welding program.

Groove & Glow

by Robert Jordan (University of Mississippi)

Fourth place with 447 points.

Students wear glowsticks and exercise by blacklight for fitness fun. I soon learned that I could not photograph by backlight alone, even at 128,000 ISO, so I had to add a blue gel to an SB800 to light the room.

When You're Troubled Inside

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

Fifth place with 444 points.

For a series of photos for a campaign to promote student counseling services.

Science & Research

Robots and Soccer

by Jaren Wilkey (Brigham Young University)

First place with 494 points.

Cameron Taylor lines up a shot for his robot soccer player in the robotics lab.

Primary Colors

by Jim Stroup (Virginia Tech)

First place with 494 points.

For a story on our food science lab, which researches everything from food sensory stimulation to the use of food coloring.

Wind Tunnel

by Mark A. Philbrick (Brigham Young University)

Second place with 467 points.

A student positions a wing to test in a wind tunnel experiment.

Fruit Fly Don't Bother Me

by Matthew Yeoman (The College at Brockport)

Third place with 464 points.

Noah, undergraduate research student, studies the brain of a fruit fly on a microscope.

Eppley radiometer

by Jeff Miller (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Fourth place with 447 points.

A close-up view of the dome of an Eppley radiometer takes on the mysterious quality of looking like an unidentified flying object as the winter sun begins to set on the horizon on Feb. 11, 2014. One of several projects mounted on the rooftop of the Engineering Research Building, the radiometer is used by the Solar Energy Laboratory to measure solar radiation.

vial close-up

by L. Brian Stauffer (University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign)

Fifth place with 442 points.

Close-up of vial for use as background in science publications.

Personal Vision

Dyann

by Trice Megginson (University of Wyoming)

First place with 489 points.

Dyann poses with her guitar for a portrait project

New Angles on Old Things

by Hal Cook (Bob Jones University)

Second place with 469 points.

Lines, Lines, Lines… Boxes, Boxes, Boxes… A different look at one of the older buildings on campus.

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