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NSF, Science Seeking Video Games, Apps for Visualization Challenge

June 8th, 2012 / in awards, Research News, resources, videos / by Erwin Gianchandani

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Science magazine have announced the 10th International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. The annual competition aims to celebrate the grand tradition of visualizations, in the spirit of communicating science, engineering, and technology for education and journalistic purposes. There’s a category all about Video Games & Apps — and last year’s winner was Foldit, an entry by University of Washington computer scientists Zoran Popović and Seth Cooper.

Judges appointed by NSF and Science will select winners in five categories: Photography, Illustrations, Posters & Graphics, Video Games & Apps, and Videos. The winning entries will appear in a special section of Science (with one entry chosen for the front cover) and be hosted at and In addition, each winner will receive a one-year online subscription to Science and a certificate of appreciation.

See a video featuring all of last year’s winners following the link…

…and be sure to learn more about the competition and consider entering yourself!

(Contributed by Erwin Gianchandani, CCC Director)

NSF, <em>Science</em> Seeking Video Games, Apps for Visualization Challenge