Visualize This!

Visualize This!

Visualize This! is a classroom outreach program from the
Visualization Group at Advanced Research Computing (ARC).

A typical presentation will fit into a 50 minute or 75 minute
classroom session, and will typically include some initial
presentation and background, followed by a hands-on session.
Although prepared presentations are available, the unique feature
of Visualize This! is that the presentation can be customized to
the class, by prior coordination with the instructor.

Thus, while a Visualize This! presentation could easily be made
to any Computer Science class on visualization, other
versions of the workshop have:

  • shown how to visualize fluid flow velocity fields;
  • analyzed and displayed molecule and crystal structure;
  • explored archaelogical structures and monuments;
  • visualized social network graphs;
  • animated a fly-through of 3D medical scans, from computer tomography
    (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI);
  • organized masses of point cloud data into sensible models;

Visualize This! presentations can be scheduled as a regular class
session in the usual classroom. Because of the need to customize
the presentation for a given class, it’s really helpful if the
initial request comes a least a few weeks in advance, and the
instructor will need to help the presenter work out a satisfying
agenda of topics and activities.

For more information, refer to
visualize_this_brochure, or contact Nicholas Polys at npolys@vt.edu.