NEWS & EVENTS
Taken with a 3-D image of the morphology of the seafloor along the East Pacific Rise, the authors of a new textbook on volcanoes contacted the SIO VizCenter asking if they could include the image in their book.
Debi Kilb (Science Director, SIO VizCenter) led a segment of the "Resources for High-School Earth Science Educators" workshop. The teachers were so enamored with the presented 3-D visualizations that many stayed late to install the needed software on their own computers, and they immediately began exploring the various teaching tools.
Independent documentary filmmakers from Toronto, creating a film about quantum physics and cosmology, queried the SIO Visualization Center to gain permission to use the "Ice Shelf Crack" movie, which was created by intern Evan Morikawa for SIO's Dr. Fricker. The time-lapse video the filmmakers are interested in shows the steady growth of a massive crack in the Amery Ice Shelf as a large piece of the shelf slowly breaks away.
Continuing the partnership between SIO Visualization Center members and computer and educational specialist at Cal State San Marcos, a round table discussion took place to investigate how to incorporate IGPP geo-data into San Diego K-12 classrooms.