RENCI @ ECU presents the 6th Annual Visualization Challenge

From cave drawings to Egyptian hieroglyphics, Greek geometry to Ptolemy's maps, and DaVinci's technical Renaissance drawings, humans have employed visualization through history to understand and shape our world. Computer graphics have more recently revolutionized scientific investigation and artistic expression.

The VisWall Challenge is an opportunity for students to advance and showcase their visual insights and creativity and to use ECU's 21x6-foot visualization wall ("VisWall"), a high-resolution, immersive display in Brewster C-202.

All students interested in scientific, creative, and educational visualization are encouraged to participate. Previous year’s entries ranged from 3D archeological ship reconstruction to vegetation mapping to genetic disease research using fruit flies.

Training and technical assistance using the VisWall is provided by RENCI faculty and staff. Presentations are approximately 10 minutes long and open to questions from the audience. See the links below for examples of VisChallenge projects and past particpants.

Faculty judges will evaluate the entries. The first place entry will be recognized during the 2013 Research and Creative Achievement Week. Student participants will also receive an incentive stipend.

Entry form due January 28, 2013 available here: 2013 VisWall Challenge Entry Form

For further information, contact Michelle Covi, covim@ecu.edu or 737-1772. Also, be sure to attend an informational session on January 25, 2013 at 3PM in Brewster C-202 where participants can talk with RENCI staff about potential entries and ways to best utilize the technology.

Schedule of Events

  • Information Sessions: December 5, 2012 at 10 AM and January 25, 2013 at 3PM in Brewster C-202
  • Entry Form Due: January 28, 2013
  • Challenge Day: March 18, 2013 at 2PM in Brewster C-202

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