Science

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Brain Visualization

Brain Visualization

Human Brain Functional MRI and DTI Visualization THE PROBLEM Magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and functional MRI (fMRI) are two active research areas in neuroimaging. DTI is sensitive to the anisotropic diffusion of water exerted…

Immersive Chemistry

Introduction Two immersive 3-D chemistry applications used to augment chemistry & chemical engineering labs. Objective To provide a 3-dimensional environment for students to interact with chemistry software. Faculty Collaborator: Libbie…
Mission Ocean

Mission Ocean

The Mission Ocean Science Curriculum Visualization Project THE PROBLEM Fifteen-year-old students in the United States ranked 25th of 34 countries on the OECD international math test and 17th on the science test, raising serious concerns that…
Protein Visualization

Protein Visualization

Visualization of GIRK Protein Channels THE PROBLEM GIRK channels (G protein-coupled inwardly-rectifying potassium channel) are a type of protein found in neurons and have many roles in the nervous system, including memory and pain perception….
The Planck Mission

The Planck Mission

Planck Education and Public Outreach Mission Simulation Project BACKGROUND Planck is an international satellite mission led by the European Space Agency with significant contribution by NASA, designed to measure the anisotropy of the Cosmic…
Virtual Groundwater

Virtual Groundwater

Simulating Solute Transport in Groundwater THE PROBLEM Groundwater, as the major contributor to the fresh water resource, has been contaminated by agricultural and industrial activities in recent years. However, it is extremely difficult to…