vObjects: A Virtual Tool for Grasping Engineering Concepts – Dr Diana Bairaktarova, Virginia Tech

Sep 18, 2020 | engineering and tech, stem education

About this episode

Engineering students can benefit greatly from interacting with physical objects whose attributes mimic those of real-world systems. So far, however, objects that do this effectively have proven to be extremely difficult to create. To solve the problem, Dr Diana Bairaktarova at Virginia Tech suggests that taught engineering courses could recreate practical situations more reliably using virtual objects, or ‘vObjects’. If her approach becomes widely adopted, it could transform how engineering students learn to apply their skills to complex, often unpredictable scenarios.




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