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Press Release 11-037
NSF and AAAS Name 2010 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge Awardees

This year's Visualization Challenge winners grab viewers attention and draw them into unseen worlds in very different ways

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Illustration of fungi.

"Introduction to Fungi," by Kandis Elliot and Mo Fayyaz of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is the first place prize winner in the Informational Posters and Graphics category of the 2010 Visualization Challenge, sponsored by NSF and AAAS. According to judge Alisa Zapp Machalek, "The fungi poster was a clear winner. That was just amazing."

Credit: Kandis Elliot, Mo Fayyaz, University of Wisconsin, Madison


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Atomic force microscopy image of millions of molecules arranging themselves on a gold surface

"Rough Waters" by Seth B. Darling of Argonne National Laboratory and Steven J. Sigener of the University of Chicago, took first prize in the Photography category of the 2010 Visualization Challenge. "The science was amazing, and the image was--wow," said Alisa Zapp Machalek, panel of judges member.

Credit: Seth B. Darling, Argonne National Laboratory, Steven J. Sibener, University of Chicago


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Illustration of a human immunodeficiency virus in 3D.

"Human Immunodeficiency Virus 3D" by Ivan Konstantinov, Yury Stefanov, Alexander Kovalevsky and Yegor Voronin of the Visual Science Company in Moscow took first place in the Illustrations category of the 2010 Visual Challenge. "You have this gaping mouth that almost looks like it's ready to eat you the way AIDS is eating away at society," panel of judges member Tom Wagner reflects.

Credit: Ivan Konstantinov, Yury Stefanov, Aleksander Kovalevsky, Yegor Voronin, Visual Science Company


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