[Oh-ahead] NSF funds research to simulate geoscience field trips for mobility impaired students
Lissner.2 at osu.edu
Mon Aug 22 07:27:06 EDT 2011
SF funds OSC project to simulate geoscience field trips Geoscience students with mobility impairments will soon be able to explore a computer-generated simulation of a large cave system to meet the degree requirements of field-based learning experiences. NSF has provided funding for an interdisciplinary team that
includes individuals with expertise in modeling and simulation, virtual environments, human factors led by Don Stredney, a senior research scientist at the Ohio Supercomputer Center, geosciences, teaching and learning. The team will be collaborating with members of the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, OSU’s Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, the OSU School of Teaching and Learning, the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, the Cave Research Foundation, Ohio’s STEM Ability Alliance and the International Advisory for Geoscience Diversity.
The team will develop an interactive, virtual field trip through a portion of Kentucky's famous Mammoth Cave.
The two-year research project seeks to develop an alternative to the physically demanding conditions encountered during field study, conditions that have led to an underrepresentation of geoscience graduates with mobility impairments.
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