2011 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge Winners Announced
For the first time, public allowed to vote on entries
The National Science Foundation (NSF) along with the journal Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), today announced the winners of the ninth annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.
Illustrators, photographers, computer programmers and designers from around the world submitted visualizations to a once-a-year challenge designed to celebrate and encourage the visual communication of science for education and journalistic purposes. Two-hundred-twelve entries were received from 33 countries, representing every continent except Antarctica.
For the first time, this year's challenge allowed participants to submit entries online. The public also participated for the first time in the voting process, selecting their favorite images as People's Choice winners. One entry, "Velu the Welder" in the Interactive Games category, received 286 public votes. All together, the entries received 3,204 public votes.
Another entry, "Rapid Visual Inventory & Comparison of Complex 3D Structures" won 1st place from the judges and was the People's Choice in the Video category.
Also for the first time this year, participants and the public were able to use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, to share their favorites with others.
First place, Honorable Mention, and People's Choice winners are listed below.
1st Place & People's Choice: Rapid Visual Inventory & Comparison of Complex 3D Structures
Honorable Mention: There's No Such Thing as a Jellyfish
Honorable Mention: High Density Energy Storage Using Self-Assembled Materials
1st Place: Foldit
Honorable Mention: Meta!Blast 3D Interactive Application for Cell and Metabolic Biology. Level 1: The Cell
Honorable Mention: Build-a-Body
Honorable Mention: Powers of Minus Ten
People's Choice: Velu the Welder
Honorable Mention: Tumor Death-Cell Receptors on Breast Cancer Cell
Honorable Mention: Variable-Diameter Carbon Nanotubes
Honorable Mention: Exploring Complex Functions using Domain Coloring
People's Choice: Separation of a Cell
Horng Ou and Clodagh O'Shea
1st Place: Metabolomic Eye
Honorable Mention: Microscopic Image of Trichomes on the Skin of an Immature Cucumber
People's Choice: The Cliff of the Two-dimensional World
INFORMATIONAL POSTER & GRAPHICS
1st Place: The Cosmic Web
Julieta Aguilera and Mark SubbaRao
Honorable Mention: The Ebola Virus
People's Choice: Transmission Electron Microscopy: Structure, Function & 3D Reconstruction
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