Students Have Hands-On STEM Experience

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

While the majority of the focus for Team Orlando members is on leveraging each other’s work with the goal of improving human performance through simulation, there is a significant amount of time and effort they commit to stimulating the minds of young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).


November 14th, 2013|Medical, STEM|

ARL Supported Robotics Club Takes 2nd Place

By Irwin Hudson, U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Dr. Daniel Barber, University of Central Florida

The Robotics Club at the University of Central Florida, a volunteer student-run organization, supported by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate, Simulation and Training Technology Center, took second place at the 6th Annual International RoboBoat Competition, […]

October 20th, 2013|STEM|

Symposium Shows Students Diverse MS&T Industry

By Terri Bernhardt

Students from across the state of Florida had the unique opportunity to take part in “Simulation: Evolutionary Past, Boundless Future,” coordinated by the National Center for Simulation (NCS) and Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government at the University of Central Florida.

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October 20th, 2013|Events, STEM|

SGS&C Partners with Orange County Public Schools for Gaming Pilot

By Terri M. Bernhardt

The Serious Games Showcase & Challenge (SGS&C) is the premier event for recognition of excellence in the field of Serious Games development.The challenge prides itself on helping to foster creativity and innovation in Serious Games for the last seven years as part of NTSA’s I/ITSEC Conference held in Orlando, FL. As […]

July 9th, 2013|Collaboration Successes, Serious Gaming, STEM|

AFAMS Commander Talks STEM with OCPS

Col. Marcus Boyd, Commander of the Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation, keynotes the Orange County Public Schools Elementary STEM Expo, and says he wishes he'd had these kids projects when he was teaching cadets at the academy! Very inspirational speech for all. Col. Marcus Boyd, […]

June 13th, 2013|Collaboration Successes, STEM|

Otronicon is Back at Orlando Science Center And the Force is Strong

otroniconFor the eighth consecutive year, major industry partners join Orlando Science Center to celebrate the role interactive technology plays in the way we live, learn, work and play during Otronicon January 18-21, 2013.

This year, partners including EA SPORTS, Disney, University of Central Florida and Florida Hospital for […]

NAWCTSD and DoDEA Ignite New STEM Fire for Future Learners

By Terri Bernhardt

On the afternoon of August 1, Team Orlando and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) broke the mold with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) and DoDEA for the benefit of children all over the world. The signing […]

December 17th, 2012|Collaboration Successes, STEM|

National Center for Simulation Task Force Holds Workshop

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

STEM-Workshop-GroupThe National Center for Simulation (NCS) is working with academia, industry and government to develop a four-year program for high school students in Modeling and Simulation (M&S). In July, a STEM/M&S Task Force met at Hagerty High School in Oviedo to develop a […]

December 17th, 2012|Collaboration Successes, STEM|

National Center for Simulation Task Force Holds Workshop

By Dolly Rairigh Glass

From left to right) Dr. Kim Dahl (SCPS), Phil Tillery (OCPS), Hank Okraski (Okraski and Associates), Clayton Donnan (SCPS), Lyn Higgins (SCPS) and Chas Lynch (SCPS) were some of the participants in the NCS STEM/M&S Task Force curriculum workshop.

The National Center […]

September 8th, 2012|STEM|

Meet Benn Aaronson, Team Orlando STEM Advocate

By Terri Bernhardt

Benn Aaronson officially came on board mid-June to create and implement a regional Team Orlando resource for Central Florida in regards to STEM. His role will be to work within the community through schools, councils and existing programs to better serve STEM efforts. […]

September 8th, 2012|Spotlights, STEM|