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The I3 Award

Infrastructure Investment Initiative (I3) Award

An interdisciplinary group of researchers in the Viz Lab (Morris Levy, Biomechanics-HPER; Joellyn Rock, Art + Design; Thomas Isbell, Theater; Robert Feyen, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Peter Willemsen, Computer Science) has been awarded an Infrastructure Investment Initiative (I3) grant for research investment in the Viz Lab.

A 3D motion capture and high definition video production video production studio will be constructed over a period of five years. Equipped with a multiple camera shooting space, cyclorama and backdrops, studio lighting and sound booth, this high definition video production and motion capture studio will foster faculty collaboration and research in biomechanics, ergonomics, animation, performing arts and computer generated virtual environments research. The Viz Lab will continue its long-standing record of research support, while expanding with new and emerging technology.

The next evolution of the Viz Lab will bring exciting opportunites for new interdisciplinary research, creative activity, and pedagogical strategies. The grant funds activites that involve faculty from theater, digital arts, exercise science, mechanical engineering, and computer science.


UROP Grants 2011

Sarah Lonetti - Art and Design

Sarah Weisman - Art and Design

UROP professor - Joellyn Rock

UROP professor - Eun-Kyung Suh

Viz Lab Summer Grants

Sorry! Summer Grants are no longer available. Here are some results of previous grants.

2008 Research Reports

2007 Research Reports

2006 Research Reports

2005 Research Reports

2004 Research Reports