Project 3 Deadlines

Project 3 models must be ready to send off by Tuesday, April 5th. We will test all models and review them in class that day. Please have parts grouped by material type and sized correctly. We will go over sizing and part preparation in class on Tuesday March 29th.

We have a tour scheduled at Medical Modeling on Tueday, April 19th at 4:30pm. We will learn about the various types of technologies they use there and will pick up our completed models. I will be driving if anyone needs a ride. Otherwise, please make arrangements accordingly.
Medical Modeling is located in Golden. 17301 W. Colfax Avenue, Golden, Colorado 80401.

World Water Day Visualization Challenge!

From Visualizing.org.

In celebration of the upcoming World Water Day, we’ve partnered with Circle of Blue (the leading news organization reporting on global water issues) to host a rapid-fire call to designers, data experts, and visualizers to tap into the world’s stream of water data.

The theme of the challenge is urban water and we’ve provided a wealth of water data (in Google Fusion Tables!) for you to visualize. We’re offering a $5,000 cash prize and the chance to clarify the data in order to help water institutes propose effective solutions to the growing water problems in cities around the world.

Timeline:

This is a rapid-fire competition

Deadline: March 15, 2011

Announcement: March 22, 2011 (World Water Day). Winning visualizations will be disseminated to the media and water institutes – all around great exposure!

Prize:

$5,000 to the winner

Jury:

A panel of high-profile water experts, data experts, and information designers. Check out our page for the final Jury which will be posted at the end of the week.

For more information and to enter: http://www.visualizing.org/contests/world-water-day-visualization-challenge

Look forward to seeing your submissions!

Best,

The Visualizing.org Team

Health 2.0 Developer Challenge.

The Site

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of the National Academies invite college and university students to participate in an exciting, new initiative to transform health data into effective, innovative new applications (apps) that take on the nation’s pressing health issues. With reams of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) data and other health data newly available as part of the Health Data Initiative, students have an unprecedented opportunity to create interactive apps and other tools that engage and empower people in ways that lead to better health. Working in interdisciplinary teams that meld technological skills with health knowledge, the IOM and NAE believe that college students can generate exciting and powerful new products — the next “viral app” — that could lead to real changes in individuals’ and communities’ well-being. Continue reading

Piton Foundation Meeting – Feb 10th

pitonfoundationlogoWe will be meeting with Matt Barry at the Piton Foundation to discuss the project he has in store for us on Thursday Feb 10th.  The meeting will take place at his office at 4pm.  We will leave from the CU building at 3:30 so be on time and ready to go. Take some time to educate yourself about what the piton foundation does before the meeting.  
Here is the website: http://www.piton.org/
Here is a link to the project students worked on last term:http://www.alexeiman.com/piton-final/
They created this site based on information provided by a spreadsheet from the Denver Public School System. The project for this term will be similar in that it is based on DPS or related data, but the outcome does not need to be a website. It may be anything that is representational of the data and fits the overall need as Matt will describe. We may also have the opportunity to work with software developers and database management to help interface live data with an interactive display, so keep this in mind.