Investigators:  Emily Finzel
Org Unit: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department(s): Earth and Environmental Science
Proposal Summary:

It is widely recognized that field, hands-on, or experience-based training is pedagogically essential for integrating knowledge in earth and environmental science, and it is crucial for employment in the hydrocarbon and environmental industries.

We propose to build an augmented reality sandbox. The sandbox uses 3D visualization applications and a hands-on sandbox to teach earth science concepts. This system would allow us to develop hands-on projects that teach geographic, geologic, and hydrologic concepts such as how to read a topographic map, the meaning of contour lines, watersheds, catchment areas, and levees.