University of Wyoming
The University of Wyoming (Top College No. 235) first opened its doors to a class of 42 students in 1886. Today, students hail from all 50 states and more than 90 countries around the globe. There are more than 200 student organizations on campus. The school’s Geological Museum houses a 75-foot Brontosaurus skeleton. Student-athletes compete in the Mountain West Conference at the NCAA Division I level. Former Vice President Dick Cheney is a notable alumnus.
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The EIC’s Shell 3-D Visualization Center (Viz Center) proudly houses the only four-walled, 3-D CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) in Wyoming. The Viz Center’s mission is “To create and maintain a community of empowered users who will drive the enhancement of teaching and research at UW, by utilizing visualization technology and embracing collaborative multidisciplinary opportunities”. The Viz Center beautifully complements the primary function of the EIC-- to enable scientists and engineers to visualize and interact with highly complex and data sets.
Designed, engineered and integrated by Mechdyne Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of innovative visual information technologies, the laboratory combines high-resolution stereoscopic projections and 3-D computer graphics to create a virtual environment where researchers can analyze, interpret and share a wide variety of spatially related data. One of the laboratory’s many capabilities is its ability to model oil, gas, and water movements and interactions in the subsurface environment, which will aid researchers and energy companies in deriving maximum value from their mineral resources.