NSF - Visualization Challenge

Posted: August 11th, 2009 | Author: Manuel Lima | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

The National Science Foundation has once again announced its annual open call for visualization wizards. The 2009 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge is now underway. The deadline for all entries is September 15, 2009.

How many people would have heard of fractal geometry or the double helix or solar flares if they had been described solely in words? In a world where science literacy is dismayingly rare, illustrations provide the most immediate and influential connection between scientists and other citizens, and the best hope for nurturing popular interest. Indeed, they are now a necessity for public understanding of research developments.