In biology, symbiotic relationships occur between organisms that manage to live together in ways that are mutually beneficial, where each organism enhances the existence of the others. In this same way, the NSCS program hosts an annual "Symbiosis" event, where science and art come together and uniquely blend, each enhancing the existence of the other. This past year marked the fourth annual rendition of the gala where artists from all walks of life displayed a total of over 90 pieces of artwork, making it the largest rendition to date.
One of the most interesting pieces was created by an NSCS student, Allie St. Paul. Observers of her artwork became active participants in an interactive exhibit by using their thumbprints to color a neuron depicted on canvas. Thematically, thumbprints, neurons, and the people they make up are all unique, as is St. Paul's signature piece.