Each Year RENCI at ECU sponsors the VisWall Challenge as part of ECU's Research & Creativity Week.

The VisChallenge 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.

Visit here for infomation about how you can participate in the 2011 VisWall Challenge and check back in the coming weeks for more videos to be uploaded from 2010's challenge.


Stephen Andrew Anstine | VisWall Challenge 2010 Participant

Using aerial photography and overlaying LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) remote sensing data, a three dimensional image of Ocracoke Island was developed for the periods before and after a major storm event. Comparing these images can help us better understand how sand moves in response to storm activity.



Andrew Dietsche | VisWall Challenge 2010 Participant

A three dimensional model showing the stratigraphy of Core Sound was developed from seismic chirp data to examine the structure and characteristics of the rock layers.



Devon Eulie | VisWall Challenge 2010 Participant

Devon Eulie | VisWall Challenge 2010 from RENCI at ECU on Vimeo.

Preliminary analysis of data describing the resuspension of sediments in the Tar River was visualized within a three dimensional topographic map of Tar-Pamlico River Estuary.

Produced By:
Michelle Covi, Outreach Coordinator
Caroline Brooks, Videographer
J.A. Dawson, Communications Assistant



Robert J. Howard, Jr. | VisWall Challenge 2010 Participant

Robert Howard | VisWall Challenge 2010 from RENCI at ECU on Vimeo.

Robert developed a slide show tool for the VisWall and demonstrated its use through the visualization of the affects of man-made agricultural ditches on the hydrology and drainage of Moycock, Currituck County, NC. Using GIS tools and animations he demonstrated how the ditches facilitated flooding due to storm surge in areas that were previously unconnected to the waterways.

Produced by:

Michelle Covi, Outreach Coordinator
J.A. Dawson, Communications Assistant



Dimitri Quafisi | VisWall Challenge 2010 Participant

Dimitri Quafisi | VisWall Challenge 2010 from RENCI at ECU on Vimeo.

Sedimentation along the Tar River was examined using 3-d imagining and GIS mapping information

Produced by:

Michelle Covi, Outreach Coordinator
Caroline Brooks, Videographer
J.A. Dawson, Communications Assistant



Ron Sessoms | VisWall Challenge 2010 Participant

Ron Sessoms | VisWall Challege 2010 from RENCI at ECU on Vimeo.

The Nashville, NC street improvement proposal was a team project lead by Ron Sessoms for the Planning Design Studio class in the Planning program in the Department of Geography. The team used Goggle Sketch-Up and photographs from the existing street to create a three dimensional animation that incorporates a pedestrian friendly and aesthetically pleasing redesign of a gateway to the town.

Produced By:

Michelle Covi, Outreach Coordinator
Carolina Brooks, Videographer
J.A. Dawson, Communications Assistant