Research IT staff to attend “Broadening Participation in Viz” Conference

BPViz'16 website

Quinn Dombrowski, Digital Humanities Coordinator in Research IT, recently received a travel support award to attend the Broadening Participation in Visualization 2016 (BPViz’16) conference at Purdue University on August 3-4. The theme of the conference is "Bridging Science, Technology and the Arts through Visualization", and Quinn will present a poster based on Professor Rita Lucarelli’s 3D visualizations of ancient Egyptian coffins. From the conference website:

The need for persons knowledgeable of the visualization process is becoming more crucial as data continues to grow in volume, variety, and velocity. Visualization is the process of transforming often complex data into visual representations of the data for the purpose of gaining more insight and understanding.  The goal of the workshop is to cross boundaries between STEM and non-STEM domains of scientists with data visualization needs, to facilitate collaborations and broaden participation in visualization on all levels: academic, research and industry.

BPViz’16 includes a day of hands-on visualization workshops held at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois.

Participating in BPViz’16 is a follow-up to Research IT’s Research and Academic Engagement (RAE) Redo work, which included a peer benchmarking analysis for visualization support services. Research IT is exploring campus needs and opportunities to better support data visualization.

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