Running, running
while sweat’s dripping down my face
Leaping, leaping
Over, around, place to place
Dodging, dodging
Every obstacle in my way
Stopping, stopping
I’ve had enough for one day

My heart drums on my chest
Boom, boom, boom
My frizzy hair clings to my neck
Vroom, vroom, vroom
My whole entire face is wet
Drip, drip, drip
Now I’m seeing pretty stars!


"Soft Rain," © Dr. Regina Valluzzi

“Soft Rain,” © Dr. Regina Valluzzi


Vivian Sansoni was a student at Morgan Middle School as well as an accomplished singer, actor, and musician. She passed away in December 2014.

Art can illuminate even the most elusive and difficult to comprehend ideas. Visual rules and tightly codified visual metaphors help scientists communicate complex ideas mostly amongst themselves, but they can also become barriers to new ideas and insights. Dr. Regina Valluzzi’s images are abstracted and diverged from the typical rules and symbols of scientific illustration and visualization; they provide an accessible window into the world of science for both scientists and non-scientists.