The Smale Interactive Visualiztion Center (SIVC), funded by a generous donation from John Smale, brings cutting-edge 3D tools to Miami students and faculty. The SIVC strives to educate 21st century leaders in the theory and practice of using 3D design, visualization, motion tracking, virtual reality, and computer simulation in a wide range of disciplines.
For fifteen years, the Interactive Media Studies (AIMS) program at Miami University has been a national leader in the study and practice of digital media. Crossing all five academic divisions (business, engineering, fine arts, education, and arts & science), the AIMS program offers an interdisciplinary major, two minors, and other curricular options for students interested in the frontiers of digital media. AIMS offers several interactive media concentrations, including a visualization track; The SIVC provides tools, expertise, client projects, and hands-on experience for students enrolled in AIMS visualization courses. The SIVC also supports ongoing faculty research efforts and encourages industry-academia collaborations.