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EVL students JD Pirtle, Arthur Nishimoto, Karan Chakrapani, Todd Silvia, and Philip Pilosi received Honorable Mention for "20 Foot Canvas." The project pays homage to traditional painting, enabling artists to paint on a large-scale digital “canvas” by touching the wall with fingers or traditional brushes. Marco Maggioni and fellow graduate students Jillian Aurisano (UIC) and Peter Mwangi (U Nairobi) in Kenya, at the inception of the "Enhanced Field Data Collection with Automatic GPS Mapping on Android-based Tablets" project, for which Marco has received the 2012 UIC Provost's Award for Graduate Research. EVL's Interactive RainTable was featured at the Field Museum in 2009 as part of Water: H2O= Life, and has travelled with the exhibit to the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland. Zebras at the Ol' Pejeta conservancy in Kenya where in January 2010 UIC computer science students joined Princeton biology students in a unique field course in computational population biology (co-taught by Professor Tanya Berger-Wolf). Among other projects, students studied zebra social behavior and designed software for automatic identification of individual zebras by stripes. Gamer Edward Kahler applies his talent to create interactive visualization analysis tools for Argonne National Laboratory scientists Professors Andrew Johnson and Jason Leigh in the Electronic Visualization Laboratory’s cyber-commons, a high-tech classroom and meeting space outfitted with a high-definition display wall and 20Gbps of networking

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