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Science & NSF Announce the 2013 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge Winners

Alumna Anna Pyayt Wins People's Choice Award

Alumna Anna Pyayt (EE PhD '09) and fellow collaborator Howard Kaplan have received the People’s Choice Award in the photography category of the International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge. The purpose of the competition is to communicate science, engineering and technology for education and journalistic purposes. Both NSF and the journal Science are the sponsors of the competition. Pyayt received her PhD from UW EE in 2009, and her faculty advisor was EE Adjunct Professor Larry Dalton.

The winning entries chosen by judges appointed by NSF and Science will appear in a special section of Science and will be hosted at and

Pyayt is a professor at the University of South Florida, and her work focuses on nano-instruments and bio-sensors applied to advanced diagnostics, imaging and treatment. Pyayt’s award-winning image “shows the microstructure of a 2-millimeter-long fragment of self-assembled polymers, which she is using to build miniature "lab-on-a-chip" devices for biomedical diagnostic applications.” For the full description, visit Science magazine’s website.

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