Simulating Transportation for Realistic Engineering Education and Training

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 1:30pm

About the Event

This seminar will discuss the development of Web-based simulation modules to improve instruction in transportation engineering courses. Although simulation has proven to be a powerful tool in encouraging active learning in other disciplines, it has not yet been fully adopted in transportation engineering.

The Web-based interface allows easy access for users without the high cost associated with commercially available simulation products. The simulation-based materials form an active textbook, which offers an interactive learning environment to undergraduate students.

The modules are being rigorously evaluated and tested in course offerings from civil engineering programs across the country and are being disseminated to the general public through the project Web site.


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Speaker(s)

Henry Liu, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota