It is official! SciEthics Interactive has been announced as a finalist for the Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. The winners in each category will be announced at GameTech 2012.
Throughout the semester, the president of West Chester University publishes a newsletter for the faculty and staff community. My project and the new funding from HP (Global Expansion of SciEthics Interactive through the HP Catalyst) was featured in the December issue on page 4. The notable mention in this campus-wide publication is a great honor for me and a testament to the impact of my research on the local community.
Today I presented at West Chester University's Research Day, a display of university research with over 70 poster presentations. The poster shared information on the SciEthics Interactive grant and data collection techniques. My teammates and I ran back and forth between classes to attend and "man" our station. What a day!
I will be giving an online presentation for the Sloan Consortium about SciEthics Interactive, April 20th from 11-12:30 EST. The presentation will describe the research behind this virtual experience, as well as a live tour. Don't forget to register and join me!
A National Science Foundation funded project designed to create virtual simulations with a science and ethics focus. Undergraduate and graduate students will be able to experience real-world situations in the safety of a virtual environment.
SciEthics Interactive is an experiential activity for science students created for the virtual world. Graduate and undergraduate science students are able to take the role of a scientist: collecting data, analyzing that data, and practicing ethical decision-making. This National Science Foundation funded project is near completion of the first simulation, with a focus on genetically modified fish.
This webinar will explore the research behind the virtual simulation, the development process, and the final product. Participants with virtual viewers (such as Hippo and Imprudence) will be able to enter the world to join in on a virtual tour.
The development of my National Science Foundation-funded project is mid-way through completion of the first simulation. We have purchased our own virtual world through Reaction Grid and the team is working on the scripts for the interactions. Check out our new website at http://www.sciethicsinteractive.com/.