Selected Testimonials

  • Photo of Dr. Derek Posselt

    "My research group routinely generates large simulated datasets that we use to examine multi-scale cloud-environment interactions in the Earth's climate system. These datasets are not only disk space intensive; they are also inherently three dimensional. We have been working with the University of Michigan 3D Lab to visualize our datasets in new ways. Use of stereo viewing, as well as immersive exploration in the MIDEN has provided us with new perspective on our data, and we anticipate further advances as we increasingly make use of the unique tools and resources available at the University of Michigan." Dr. Derek Posselt, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, College of Engineering

  • Photo of Dr. Nilton Renno

    "Data visualization is extremely important in science and technology because it increases the usability of new knowledge by expanding the list of potential users. For example, science knowledge can be enhanced through interactions between data producers and data users such as policy makers. The University of Michigan 3D Lab is a wonderful resource for assisting faculty and students in the creation of state of the art visualizations of their projects. This is particularly important in large proposals on which creative visualizations can convey important ideas in simple ways and make the difference between a winning and a highly ranked proposal." Dr. Nilton Renno, Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, College of Engineering Data visualization

  • Photo of Dr. El-Tawil

    "The University of Michigan 3D Lab's MIDEN is a unique and exciting facility. It allowed us to fuse our research and teaching to offer students new ways of understanding complex spatial arrangements. With funding from the Provost's office through a Transforming Learning for a Third Century (TLTC) Grant and NSF, we were able to develop new virtual reality technology to help students better understand the complexities of structural buckling. Buckling entails the development of interacting local and global instabilities in structural members that are difficult to describe using traditional media because of their spatial nature and therefore pose difficulties for learners to fully appreciate. We have deployed the new technology in our Design of Metals Structures (CEE 413) course with great success and plan to continue using it in the future." Dr. Sherif El-Tawil, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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