Segerman a Finalist in NSF/Popular Science Contest

Oklahoma State University math professor, Henry Segerman’s 3-D sculpture casting a stereographic projection is a finalist in The Vizzies Visualization Challenge hosted by Popular Science and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The Vizzies is the latest version of the NSF’s annual International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. The NSF has hosted its contest for more than a decade but joined forces with Popular Science this year to create The Vizzies.

Using one of his gridded 3-D spheres and a light source, Segerman created a stereographic projection onto a flat plane. The 3-D sphere is considered an illustration because anyone can download the dimensions, create their own sphere through 3-D printing, and experiment with stereographic projections.

Segerman has been featured in numerous publications and exhibits for his work with geometric sculptures created through 3D printing technology.

Submissions can fall into one of five categories: photography, illustration, posters and graphic, games and apps, and video. The Experts’ Choice winner in each category will be awarded $2500 and the People’s Choice prize of $1000 goes to the best overall entry. Contest results will be announced March 2015.

Voting ends at midnight, Sunday Nov. 16. Vote for Segerman’s illustration here: