Winners announced for 16th annual Materials Visualization Competition

The 16th annual Materials Visualization Competition (MVC16) at Penn State has been a showcase of scientific and artistic visual work, emphasizing the creativity and research quality in materials science. Sponsored by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Materials Research Institute, the competition is open to Penn State undergraduates, graduates, post-docs, faculty, and staff. It features categories like Best of Show, Visual Appeal, Computational Rendering, and Scientific Imaging, with monetary awards for winners.

The MVC not only highlights the importance of visual aesthetics in presenting scientific data but also encourages the Penn State community to engage with materials science in a visually compelling way. All entries are eligible for the Best of Show award, judged on their visual and scientific merit. Additionally, a People’s Choice Award is given based on public votes.

The awards reception took place at the EMS Museum & Art Gallery, showcasing all the entries and celebrating the winners. More information about this event is narrated under the following article:

For further detailed information and to view some of the entries, you can visit the MVC website here: