What is Scientific Visualization?
If you ask ten different people, you will probably get ten different answers to the question "what is scientific visualization?" For our purposes, let's consider "SciVis" an exploration into the multitude of ways to present Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related data in useful and meaningful ways.
At Simon G. Atkins Academic and Technology High School, SciVis is a unique strand that encompasses four different courses: Communication Systems,SciVis I, SciVis II, and Advanced Studies.
This strand will prepare students to focus on the principles, concepts, and use of complex graphic and visualization tools as applied to the study of science and technology. Students will use complex 2D graphics, 3D animation, editing, and image analysis tools to better understand,illustrate, explain and present technical, mathematical, and/or scientific concepts and principles.
Our goal for the scientific visualization program is to help high school students:
gain experience using a multitude of computer graphics software,
develop problem-solving skills,
become independent learners,
acquire the intellectual confidence required to help them be successful with their
Development of an expertise in Scientific Visualization might lead to careers in areas such as:
Engineering and Manufacturing,
Film and Gaming.