[Grad-postdoc-assn] [Fwd: Science and Engineering Visualization Competition Underway]
hagan at ucar.edu
Mon Feb 5 15:07:11 MST 2007
FYI, Lucy Warner forwarded this message which may be of interest.
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>Subject: Science and Engineering Visualization Competition Underway
>Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 12:05:01 -0500 (EST)
>From: National Science Foundation <sevc at crabtreecompany.com>
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> Science and Engineering Visualization
> Competition Underway
>February 5, 2007 - Arlington, VA. - The fifth annual International
>Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge is now underway.
>Co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the
>journal Science, the flagship publication of the American
>Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Visualization
>Challenge is a prestigious competition to find the photographs,
>illustrations, and digital media that best communicate science,
>engineering, and technology for education and journalistic purposes.
>Jeff Nesbit, Director of NSF's Office of Legislative and Public
>Affairs put the Challenge in perspective, saying: "As a society we
>are becoming less -not more- scientifically literate. We are
>enrolling fewer -not more- graduate students in the sciences and
>engineering. And public debates on science are, unfortunately,
>becoming less -not better- informed. We need," he continued, "to
>find a way to engage our citizens' imagination, challenge their
>preconceptions, and motivate them to enter the dialogue. A powerful
>and proven way to begin that is visualization."
>Last year's entries explained the formation of the Hawaiian Islands,
>revealed sub-surface details of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, and created
>mathematically-defined surfaces that glowed like fine glass
>sculptures. Visualizing the blood flow between conjoined twins
>before the operation helped doctors separate the boys successfully.
>And in a page from CSI, researchers composited 60,000 CT scans into
>a three-dimensional model of an Egyptian child to discover how she
>died nearly over 2,000 years ago.
>"We often say, seeing is believing" said Nesbit, "but in science and
>engineering seeing is often understanding. The insight, the 'Ah-ha!'
>moment can come from visualizations of data that show relationships,
>patterns, and collective behavior that are hard to 'see' when
>looking simply at the data alone."
>Winning entries will be published in a special section of the
>September 28, 2007 issue of the journal Science and Science Online
>and on NSF's website.
>This year's entry deadline is May 31st.
>For entry forms, rules, and more information, see:
>Susan S. Mason
>smason at nsf.gov <mailto:smason at nsf.gov>
>National Science Foundation
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