A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT WORKSTATION FOR ENERGY EDUCATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$72,974.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
21037
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
W W Gaertner Research Inc.
140 Water St, Norwalk, CT, 06854
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mr William M Hawkins
(203) 866-3200
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PLANNED PROJECT TO DEVELOP A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSTATION FOR ENERGY EDUCATION (VEWEE) WILL INCLUDE DEMONSTRATING VIABILITY OF A VIRTUAL REALITY WORKSTATION FOR SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES USING MULTISENSORY FEEDBACK. THE VEWEE SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGES IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT AS WELL AS AUDIO AND TACTILE FEEDBACK. AS PART OF THE PHASE I CONCEPT DEFINITION PHASE, TWO ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS WITH THE COOPERATIVE PRECOLLEGE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AT DOE'S CONTINUOUS ELECTRON BEAM FACILITY (CEBAF) IN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA WILL BE CONDUCTED. THESE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS WILL FOCUS ON DEFINING COURSEWARE (SOFTWARE) FOR THE VEWEE BASED ON THE NEEDS OF THE CEBAF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM STAFF AND CEBAF SELECTED UNIVERSITY PARTNERS. THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF THIS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IS TO PROVIDE AN AFFORDABLE VIRTUAL REALITY WORKSTATION AND USEFUL COURSEWARE THAT CAN BE USED AT THE MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVELS.

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