Special Feature: Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge 2007

Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge 2007NSF/Science MagazineIn the journal's 28 September 2007 issue, Science, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, is pleased to present the winners and honorable mentions in the fifth annual Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. The articles linked on this page describe the accomplishments of the creative and gifted scientists, artists, and others who put the winning entries together, as well as an online slide presentation that showcases the competition's winners and honorable mentions. In addition, in a segment of the Science Podcast, one of the competition's judges talks about what goes into a winning scientific image. All material is freely available for all site visitors.

In Science


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Jeff Nesbit and Monica Bradford


All stories by B. Lester

Photography: First Place (Tie)
What Lies Behind Our Nose?>
Photography: First Place (Tie)
Irish Moss, Chondrus Crispus>
Photography: Honorable Mention
Tiny Metal Pathways>
Informational Graphics: First Place
Modeling The Flight Of A Bat>
Informational Graphics: Honorable Mention
How Does a Muscle Work?>
Interactive Media: First Place
Physics Education Technology Project (PhET)>
Interactive Media: Honorable Mention
Breast Cancer Virtual Anatomy>
Noninteractive Multimedia: First Place
Nicotine: The Physiologic Mechanism of Tobacco Dependence>
Noninteractive Multimedia: Honorable Mention (tie)
Möbius Transformations Revealed>
Noninteractive Multimedia: Honorable Mention (tie)
Towers in the Tempest>



Browse the striking sights, sounds, and motion that represent the winners in this year's visualization challenge in our 2007 Visualization Challenge Slide Show.

On the Science Podcast

In a segment of the 28 September 2007 Science Podcast, podcast host Robert Frederick interviews Visualization Challenge judge Felice Frankel about what makes a great scientific image.