Visualization for STEM Education
EC.210 Visualization for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education is a 12-unit undergraduate subject, taught by ARTEMiS program leader Dr. Violeta Ivanova at the MIT Edgerton Center. The class introduces principles and techniques for visual communication of educational concepts in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. The syllabus for Spring 2013 will include graphic design for print and web, illustration, 2D and 3D animation, and game development.
In EC.210 students complete creative assignments using software such as Photoshop (raster graphics), Illustrator (vector graphics, illustration), After Effects (compositing, 2D animation), Maya (3D animation), and Unity3D (game development), followed by a final project in visual media of their choice. All visualization projects are on scientific or engineering topics, chosen by the students. Featured below is “Journey of Light Through the Eye” by Brain and Cognitive Sciences major Ivana Wongwacharajot ’12.
Animation and film by Ivana Wongwajarachot
Visualization curriculum by Violeta Ivanova