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M&S Student Day

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS’ MODELING & SIMULATION (M&S) PROJECTS TO BE SHOWCASED AT TEAM ORLANDO M&S STUDENT DAY

Team Orlando, with National Center for Simulation (NCS) support, will be conducting a Student Day in February 2020. This will be the second such offering, following this year’s very successful event.

Student Day features high school and technical school students demonstrating Modeling and Simulation (M&S) projects that are of interest to and potentially of value to industry, academia and government. Demonstrations will take place on 19 February 2020, 9:00am-2:00pm, in the Central Florida Research Park, Partnership III Building, Conference Rooms 321A & B. There is no cost to attend or for students to demonstrate at this special event.

High schools throughout Florida have been invited to participate. As background information, there are over 8,000 Florida students taking courses in M&S to include gaming, animation and visualization. Students enrolled in M&S programs throughout the state understand and use the same software building blocks used by the simulation industry (Maya, Inventor, Unity, Blender, Unreal, etc.). This experience, coupled with the M&S Certification, gives students the skill set necessary to qualify for internships and entry level positions within the industry.  

Projects to be demonstrated are integral to the coursework consistent with the State of Florida Department of Education M&S or related curriculum. Schools will send teams of up to 6 students who worked on the project during the school year. They will compete for prizes to be awarded to the schools (and students) to support M&S curricula. Student Day attendees from various organizations will vote on the merits of the projects, leading to awards.

The Team Orlando M&S Student Day gives members of government, academia and industry an opportunity to witness the capabilities of today’s student, recognize the initiatives in place to develop the future workforce, and it provides a forum for student teams to display and present the results of their hard work. Student presentation skills will be “sharpened” for this event. The NCS Board of Directors and President/CEO George Cheros strongly support this event.

The announcement for this event, sent to the school districts, advises students and school administrators to contact their school district for more information and/or visit this NCS website: ww.simulationinformation.com

 What follows is more detailed information for those schools wishing to participate in this challenging event.

TEAM ORLANDO STUDENT DAY RULES AND CRITERIA FOR DEMONSTRATING PROJECTS

Schools must submit their proposal(s) to the National Center for Simulation (NCS) for the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) projects they wish to demonstrate in the Central Florida Research Park on 19 February 2020.

 Demonstration rules are as follows:

1)       Students must be enrolled in a Florida high school or technical school.

2)       Each Project Team shall not exceed 6 students.

3)       Students should be taking or have taken courses in modeling, simulation, animation, gaming, computer science or visualization

4)       M&S Projects can be in any of the following application areas: military, space, medical/health, entertainment, education, transportation, environment, energy, science, homeland security, history or art.

5)       Each Project Team must have a faculty advisor who will accompany the team to the facility and remain with the students at the event.

6)       Project Teams will display a poster that has the following information: Project Name, School, School District, Project Objective, Team Members, Significant Features of the Project Hardware/ Software Used, Project Impact.

7)       Project Teams will bring their own equipment. Power is available.

8)       Student and teacher lunches will be provided.

TEAM ORLANDO STUDENT DAY PROJECT DEMONSTRATION PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

1. School Name/ District Name:

2. Point of Contact: (Name, address, cell phone number and email)

3. Grade Level:

4. Project Title:

5. Executive Summary of Project: (Not to exceed 200 words)

6. Team Members /Exhibitors/ Faculty Member:

7. Footprint: (Square ft. of floor space required)

8. Furniture Needed:

9. Power Requirements:

10. Network/Internet Access:

11. Estimated Set-up Time:

Where to Submit Proposals

Submit proposals: To Ms. Carla Hoskins, National Center for Simulation (NCS) Proposals must be received at NCS by 27 January 2020. Carla.Hoskins@simulationinformation.com, 407 384-6111

TEAM ORLANDO STUDENT DAY PROJECT EVALUATION CRITERIA

Projects will be evaluated in accordance with the following criteria:

1)       Clear goals and objectives

2)       Desired Outcomes clearly stated

3)       Validity of design approach

4)       Met objectives and achieved outcomes

5)       Includes data visualization

6)       User friendly

7)       Wide application potential

8)       Effective presentation


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