Graduate student from the Riffell Lab, Eleanor Lutz, was recently named a winner in the 2017 "Vizzies", a scientific visualization challenge sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Popular Science magazine. This award celebrates the use of visual media to artfully and clearly communicate scientific data and research.
"Congratulations to all of this year's winners, and for everyone who took the time to create Vizzies entries," said NSF Director France Córdova. "Scientific visualizations have an exceptional ability to explain, spark interest and inspire."
"Visual representations are a crucial way to communicate scientific ideas to the public," said Popular Science online director Amy Schellenbaum. "They are a great way to help a larger group of people understand the amazing occurrences taking place right under our noses every day."
A team of experts at NSF and Popular Science pared hundreds of submissions down to 50 finalists; from those 50, a panel of outside experts picked five Expert's Choice winners. Popular Science readers chose five People's Choice winners.
Posters & Graphics
- Experts' Choice: "Here There Be Robots," by Eleanor Lutz