Science and the National Science Foundation has unveiled the winners of International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge 2010. The 2010 contest drew 111 entries from over 63 countries.
According to a statement:
“The annual competition awards entries that engage people worldwide and convey science close up in novel and visually stimulating ways.”
Judging criteria includes:
- Visual impact
- Effective communication
HIV in 3-D
A team led by Ivan Konstantinov of the Visual Science Company (Moscow) won the First place in “illustrations” category in the 2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge for the most detailed 3D model of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus yet being 100 nanometers wide or about .000004 inches.
A 3-D image of a bacteriophage aggressively attacking a bacterium in a “horror style” snagged an honorable mention in the illustrations category of the 2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
Seth Darling of Argonne National Laboratory and Steven Sibener of the University of Chicago won and got two honorable mentions by Science and the National Science Foundation in the Photography category in the 2010 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge for “Rough Waters” – a photograph taken through a microscope showing the rippling surface of a single layer of molecules.
Robert Rock Belliveau got honorable mentions for a microscopic closeup of hairs on the seed of a common tomato.
Insuk Lee, Michael Ahn, Edward Marcotte and Seung Yon Rhee of the Carnegie Institution for Science got honorable mentions for a gene map of the mustard plant Arabidopsis thaliana.
Introduction to Fungi
Kandis Elliot and Mo Fayyaz of the University of Wisconsin, Madison won and got honorable mention Science and the National Science Foundation in the Informational Graphics category in the 2010 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge for the depiction of species found in cheese, beer, bread, and even hibernating bats.
Katie L. Hoffman and Robert J. Wood of Harvard University won an honorable mention in the photography category in the 2010 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge for a photograph of a centipede-inspired robot whose design may inspire better models for movement (according to Harvard University experts).
Everyone Ever in the World
Peter Crnokrak of The Luxury of Protest won honorable mention for “Everyone Ever in the World”.
Proposed Structure of Yeast Mitotic Spindle
Honorable mentions went to the Mitotic Spindle Group of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for “Proposed Structure of Yeast Mitotic Spindle”.