Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Florida, with the support of the modeling and simulation industry, is leading the educational front on the development and expansion of their modeling and simulation (M&S) laboratories for secondary public schools. The goal is to engage, educate and motivate students to pursue high level STEM careers in modeling and simulation.
The labs run several of the industry’s latest software at no cost through educational licenses which are updated annually. The program is project-based with an emphasis on real world problem solving. The Hagerty labs host visitors from all over Central Florida seeking input on how to create an M&S program of their own.
Ms. Lindsey Spaulding, lead for the Hagerty M&S program, said, “The students are the leaders and do a great job communicating concepts and showing application to motivate principals and industry experts alike to take STEM action by engaging, educating and motivating students to pursue high level STEM careers in modeling and simulation.”