The King's Centre for Visualization in Science
The King's Centre for Visualization in Science is a research centre of The King's University , Edmonton, Alberta, Canada committed to improving the public understanding of science in Canada through the development of innovative ways to visualize science. Brian Martin and Peter Mahaffy are co-directors of the centre, working with an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate researchers. The work of the centre has been funded by The King's University , NSERC through a Centres for Research in Youth Science Teaching Learning (CRYSTAL-Alberta) grant and the USRA program, SSHRC, and through research partnerships in the United States (NSF), and Australia (ARC). The King's Centre for Visualization in Science is energized by the talent and enthusiasm of undergraduate students from a wide range of disciplines!
Student and faculty members of KCVS 2016
KCVS 2016 Back row, left to right: Peter Mahaffy,Tyler deBoon,Ashley Ritter, Marc-Olivier Lajeunesse, Brian Martin. Front row, left to right: Alexander Shmakov, Rachel Hislop-Hook, Mckenzie Oliver
STUDENT AND FACULTY MEMBERS OF KCVS 2015
KCVS 2015 Left to right: Peter Mahaffy,Tyler deBoon, Marc-Olivier Lajeunesse, Mckenzie Oliver, Ashley Ritter, Brian Martin
STUDENT AND FACULTY MEMBERS OF KCVS 2014
KCVS 2014. Front row - left to right: Tyler deBoon, Marc-Olivier Lajeuneuse, Mckenzie Oliver, Ashley Ritter, Joseph Zondervan. Back row: Peter Mahaffy, Brian Martin
STUDENT AND FACULTY MEMBERS OF KCVS 2013
KCVS 2013. Left to right: Kristen Tjostheim, Nathan Franck, Miriam Mahaffy, Darrel Vandenbrink, Theo Keeler, Joseph Zondervan, Peter Mahaffy and Brian Martin
STUDENT AND FACULTY MEMBERS OF KCVS 2012
KCVS 2012. Left to right: Darrel Vandenbrink, Theo Keeler, Marc-Olivier Lajeunesse, Kristen Tjostheim, Darren Eymundson, Anna Schwalfenberg, Martin Connors, Peter Mahaffy and Brian Martin (Not shown David Dykstra)
STUDENT AND FACULTY MEMBERS OF KCVS 2011
KCVS 2011. Left to right: Brian Martin, David Dykstra, Anna Schwalfenberg, Darren Eymundson, Denyse Dawe, Matt Price, Kristen Tjostheim, Theo Keeler and Peter Mahaffy. (Not shown Amanda Vandehoek)
STUDENT AND FACULTY MEMBERS OF KCVS 2010
KCVS 2010. Left to right: Katrina Genuis, Amanda Vandehoek,James Gilker,Kristen Tjostheim, David Dykstra,Ben Scott, Darren Eymundson, Brian Martin and Peter Mahaffy.
STUDENT AND FACULTY MEMBERS OF KCVS 2009
KCVS 2009. Left to right: Peter Mahaffy, David Dykstra,Katrina Genuis, Amanda Thompson,Kristen Tjostheim, Ben Scott, Brian Martin.
STUDENT AND FACULTY MEMBERS OF KCVS 2008
KCVS 2008. Left to right: Brian Martin, Peter Mahaffy, Naomi Mahaffy, Kristen Tjostheim, Ben Scott, Trevor Bekolay, David Dykstra, Amanda Thompson
Ben Scott is in his 4th year of Computing Science at King's and has worked for the past 3 years at KCVS. His many accomplishments include the Stereo Molecular viewer as well as the graphing tool used in many of the KCVS applets
David Dykstra is entering his 3rd year in Computing Science at King's and has worked for the past 2 years at KCVS. David has worked on many projects including the Global CO2 footprint calculator.
Naomi Mahaffy (left) and Amanda Thompson have worked for KCVS for 3 years and 2 years respectively. Naomi is a 3rd year Environmental Studies student with a Biology major while Amanda is a 4th year Chem major. Each have produced some outstanding applets including The Ice Core (Amanda), Isotope Ratio Analysis (Naomi) and both have done extensive work on the elementary school science applets.
Kristen Tjostheim is entering her 2nd year in Mathematics and is completing her first year with KCVS. She is a physics specialist and has worked on the Millikan experiment and the Rutherford Scattering applets to mention a few.
Trevor Bekolay is a visiting student from the CRYSTAL Manitoba project. He brings with him a strong background in computing science as well as a broad range of other talents and interests. Trevor has made excellent contributions to the Rutherford Scattering suite of digital learning objects.
STUDENT AND FACULTY MEMBERS OF KCVS 2007
Students and Faculty from The King's Centre for Visualization in Science - 2007. Front row from left to right: Ben Dodds-Scott, Andrew Martin ,David Dykstra. Back row:Peter Mahaffy, Amanda Thompson,Naomi Mahaffy,Dalainya Maslanko, Brian Martin
Ben Scott and Andrew Martin have worked for the past two years on the KCVS - CRYSTAL Alberta project as programmers and content specialists. Ben (shown on the left) is a computing science student and his many accomplishments on the project include the graphing classes featured in many of the applets as well as the Stereo Molecular Viewer. Andrew is an aerospace engineering student and has worked on most of the Modern Physics applets as well as a number of key applets in the Science of Global Climate Change section. Link to Andy's video profile.
Amanda Thompson is a Chemistry major and is working at KCVS under the NSERC-USRA program. She is a content area specialist with a flare for graphics! This is Amanda's first year with KCVS. Link to Amanda's video profile.
David Dykstra is a computing science student and programmer with KCVS. When not writing music, he writes excellent code! This is his first year working at the centre.
Dalainya Maslanko (shown with Peter Mahaffy) is a Computing Science student working for her first year at KCVS. Dalainya is broadening her horizons as a computer scientist - here working on ways of representing chemical structures. Link to Dalainya's video profile.
Naomi Mahaffy is a second year Biology-Environmental studies student and is an expert on almost everything! Some of her work includes visualizations of the spread of the West Nile virus and global climate change. This is Naomi's second year working at the King's Centre for Visualization in Science. Link to Naomi's video profile.