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February 14, 2012
Burlington, MA, Feb. 14 -- Visualization Sciences Group (VSG) announces that they have signed an agreement with Louisiana State University for the licensing of Avizo 3D analysis software through their Information Technology Services Department for use in their honors multidisciplinary 3D imaging class. This agreement supports LSU’s strategy of teaching science with cutting-edge visualization software and providing students with the means to solve complex scientific problems using 3D imaging and data visualization. Under the agreement, the entire Avizo software portfolio – with heavy emphasis on its Fire edition - is made available to students and professors of the multidisciplinary 3D imaging class through a token-based licensing model.
“The 3D imaging class project at LSU had been seeking technology to provide an exceptional classroom and lab experience, providing the potential for deeper studies using our MATLAB codes”, says Les Butler, Professor at the Department of Chemistry at LSU, and also one of the instructors at the 3D imaging class project. “Our trial program with Avizo was conducted during the 2010-2011 academic year, and LSU is excited to expand this program that has led to innovation in the classroom and offers better collaboration between professors and students”.
“3D imaging and data visualization is becoming an integral and essential component in the interpretation, modeling and presentation of scientific results”, says Patrick Barthelemy (VSG General Manager North America). “Through VSG’s flexible and easy-to-deploy licensing model, we’re able to support LSU’s cross-disciplinary visualization course by allowing students to easily access the Avizo advanced 3D analysis software that they need to better interpret and analyze their data. This is the type of academic partnership that VSG strives for when we meet with students, professors and administration officials”.
About Avizo visualization and analysis software
Avizo software is a tool for visualizing, manipulating and understanding scientific and industrial data. Wherever 3D data sets need to be processed, in materials and physical sciences, engineering applications, non-destructive testing, and earth sciences, Avizo offers abundant state-of-the-art features within an intuitive workflow and easy-to-use graphical user interface.
About LSU’s Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry is a leading research- and teaching-intensive department centrally located on the LSU campus, in Baton Rouge. Its faculty is extremely research active and committed to excellence in teaching as well. It has LSU's largest PhD program, and is one of the best-equipped chemistry departments in the United States.
About LSU’s Information Technology Services
LSU Information Technology Services (ITS) provides technology infrastructure and services that advance teaching and learning, enable research, enrich the student IT experience, and effectively manage institutional information in support of LSU’s pursuit of national prominence as Louisiana’s Flagship University. Within prudent and reasonable resources, and in line with institutional priorities, ITS provides an environment that features “IT Abundance” to support faculty, staff, and students in their achievement of the mission of the institution.
About LSU’s Center for Computation & Technology
The Center for Computation & Technology at Louisiana State University is an innovative and interdisciplinary research environment, advancing computational sciences, technologies, and the disciplines they touch. The Center serves Louisiana through international collaboration, leading progress through revolutionary advancement in academia and industry.
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