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Visualization in Science and Education
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

The Gordon Conference on Visualization in Science and Education provides a forum for the critical examination of the uses of visual images in the physical and biological sciences and in mathematics, of the tools used to create these images, and of their effectiveness in conveying scientific information to specialist and novice audiences. As such, the Conference is necessarily multidisciplinary, bringing together: physical and biological scientists who use (and often create) visualizations for research and classroom use and who test their effectiveness; graphics specialists who create visualizations to advance the frontiers of science and mathematics; and cognitive scientists whose understanding of human perception and cognition guides the research and educational application of visualizations and, in turn, is informed by the results of such applications. Recent Conferences have been preceded by workshop tutorials on evaluating and creating better visualizations. Small, peer-reviewed mini-grants have been awarded post-Conference to foster the multidisciplinary research needed to create effective visualization.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2017 Visualization in Science and Education
Scientific Visualization for Decision-Making
Aug 6-11 Bates College Mike Stieff
Ann F. Batiza
2015 Visualization in Science and Education
Grand Challenges in the Use of Visualization in Science and Education
Aug 2-7 Bates College Bob Kolvoord
Katharina Scheiter
2013 Visualization in Science and Education Jul 21-26 Bryant University Brian E. Martin
Martin Storksdieck
2011 Visualization in Science and Education
Transformation by Visualization: Radical Effects on Learning in Science and Across Education
Jul 10-15 Bryant University Elizabeth M. Dorland
Ghislain Deslongchamps
2009 Visualization in Science and Education
Revealing Nature, Generating Insight
Jul 26-31 Magdalen College Arthur J. Olson
Shaaron Ainsworth
2007 Visualization in Science and Education Jul 1-6 Bryant University Christopher D. Watters
Roy Tasker
2005 Visualization in Science and Education Jul 3-8 The Queen's College Peter Mahaffy
George C. Lisensky
2003 Visualization in Science and Education Jul 20-25 The Queen's College Mary Jane Shultz
Antony J. Rest
2001 Science Education and Visualization Aug 5-10 Mount Holyoke College Loretta L. Jones
1998 Science Education and Visualization Sep 20-25 The Queen's College Louis H. Pignolet
Bolko Flintjer
1994 New Visualization Technologies for Science Education Sep 25-30 Kloster Irsee Gerhard W. Pohl
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