NSF funds three-year study of virtual-reality engineering simulationsPosted on October 8, 2018
Researchers at the Data-Driven Decisions lab at Penn State Behrend and the Design Analysis Technology Advancement lab at University Park are developing a virtual-reality simulation that will place industrial engineering students in an interactive and immersive manufacturing environment.
The VR environment, which will include concepts that are taught in a variety of courses, will move Penn State’s industrial engineering program toward a truly integrated curriculum, with a continuing theme, or story, that will reinforce key concepts as students progress through the program.
The National Science Foundation is supporting the project with a three-year grant of nearly $300,000.
Conrad Tucker, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and an Institute for Computational and Data Sciences associate, will help lead the project.