Event Title

T3-B: A Model-based STEM-focused Interactive Virtual Reality Toolkit for K-12 Students

Location

Bill France B

Start Date

5-3-2018 3:45 PM

Description

A model-based virtual reality toolkit (VRT) for smartphone applications is developed to provide a “serious-game” interactive learning environment for K-12 students with focus on engineering design of an unmanned flying vehicle (UFV) exploring various planetary objects with different atmospheric conditions. Using a multi-level game approach progressing from heuristic to simplified mathematical descriptions of fundamentals of engineering design process, flight physics and atmospheric science, the students are guided through various stages of the craft design, with results visualized in VRT toolkit to validate success of the design process and further encourage iterative redesign by taking into account various planetary atmospheric conditions and desired vehicle parameters

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Mar 5th, 3:45 PM

T3-B: A Model-based STEM-focused Interactive Virtual Reality Toolkit for K-12 Students

Bill France B

A model-based virtual reality toolkit (VRT) for smartphone applications is developed to provide a “serious-game” interactive learning environment for K-12 students with focus on engineering design of an unmanned flying vehicle (UFV) exploring various planetary objects with different atmospheric conditions. Using a multi-level game approach progressing from heuristic to simplified mathematical descriptions of fundamentals of engineering design process, flight physics and atmospheric science, the students are guided through various stages of the craft design, with results visualized in VRT toolkit to validate success of the design process and further encourage iterative redesign by taking into account various planetary atmospheric conditions and desired vehicle parameters