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AVC People's Choice Award

AVC wins People's Choice Award for the National Science Foundation


The Advanced Visualization Center (AVC) was awarded the People's Choice Award for the National Science Foundation.

What is the International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge?
Simply put, contestants must communicate science, engineering and technology for education and journalistic purposes through visualization.

Participants enter in one of the five different categories which include Photography, Illustration, Posters & Graphics, Games & Apps and Video. Judges look for visual impact, effective communication and originality.

USF's Dr. Anna Pyayt, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of IBIS Lab and Howard Kaplan, USF Director of Advanced Visualization Center submitted the entry of "Polymer Micro-structure Self-assembly" this past March.

The image submitted (above) is to show the fusion between traditional imaging technologies with scientific visualization practices.
This type of technology will allow researchers to extract new levels of details which will enable them to visually communicate the research to a much broader audience more effectively.

This will be extremely useful for areas such as cancer research, cardiovascular diseases, neurological disorders and many others that are currently challenging to treat.

The image was taken with a camera mounted on top of a microscope with additional digital image post processing. This extremely useful for areas such as cancer research, wound healing and many others.

The winning visualizations will be featured in Science Magazine and on the NSF/Science websites. One winning entry will be chosen to be on the cover of Science Magazine and will receive a one-year online subscription to Science and a certificate of appreciation.

For more information on The Advanced Visualization Center, click here.

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