STEM Visualization

Background

EC.210 Visualization for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education is a 12-unit project-based studio course, taught by 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 includes graphic design for print and web, illustration, 2D and 3D animation, and game development.

Visualizations

In EC.210, students complete three creative projects: print design, animation, and interactive media; using software such as Photoshop (raster graphics), Illustrator (vector graphics), After Effects (compositing, 2D animation), Maya (3D animation), and Unity (interactive media). All projects are on scientific or engineering topics, chosen by the students. Featured below is “Journey of Light Through the Eye” by Ivana Wongwacharajot, MIT Class of 2012.
Curriculum development by Violeta Ivanova
Sponsored by MIT Alumni Class Funds grant

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.

- Maria Montessori