Eastern Iowa Community College Awarded $784,214 by NSF to Develop VR Curriculum for Water Management

Published by , July 24, 2017 12:56 pm

(CampusTechnology) Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) was recently awarded a $784,218 grant through 2020 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project focused on developing a virtual reality (VR) educational curriculum for water management. The grant, which will be administered by EICC’s Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATTEC), will be used to fund “Water Intense: Interactive Technology Education.” EICC is only one of four EON Reality Innovation Academies in the United States.
Designated by California-based virtual and augmented reality company EON Reality as an EON Entrepreneurship School, EICC runs an EON Innovation Academy program at the lab that “teaches the skills needed to be successful in creating Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality content and applications for industry and training,” the company’s website explains. “These skills also enable students to work in architecture and product visualization, game creation, multimedia design and broadcast media.” Students are trained for 11 months, seven of which are spent working on an industry project.

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