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Full Throttle STEM Autonomous Rover
Full Throttle STEM Autonomous Rovers
Students are challenged to construct an autonomous rover capable of simple collision detection, environmental sensor collection, and autonomous race track navigation tasks.
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Calculus Volumes
Calculus Volumes
When calculus students begin calculating volumes of solids generated by cross-sections or rotations, they will often experience difficulty setting up the correct mathematics because they cannot visualize the solid. This challenge provides students with an opportunity to create a way to visualize these three dimensional solids in a classroom using low cost to no cost technologies.
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Full Throttle STEM at Eldora Speedway model
Full Throttle STEM at Eldora Speedway
Businesses and industries can use commercial off-the-shelf modeling & simulation tools to create customized training environments without a large investment. This challenge problem content provides students with the opportunity to create virtual models similar to those used by industry professionals while using racing as the topic of interest.
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Full Throttle STEM Virtual Tour Full Throttle STEM Virtual Tour
Businesses can improve the experience of their customers using modeling & simulation. This challenge problem content encourages students to create an immersive 3D environment to allow customers to maneuver through a company's facilities in a virtual tour.
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Mobile app racing game Full Throttle STEM Mobile App
Businesses can improve the experience of their customers with mobile applications. This challenge problem content encourages students to create a mobile app that can be used by customers.
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Students demonstrating work Full Throttle STEM Service Learning Exemplar
Businesses can educate customers on important aspects of their facility such as seating options, parking options, and building layout using immersive 3D models. This challenge problem content encourages students to learn about modeling and simulation by creating an immersive, detailed environment of a facility.
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Full Throttle STEM Rover Full Throttle STEM Rover
Robots can be deployed into the field for a number of reasons, such as to collect data, explore terrain, and even search for life. This challenge problem content encourages students to tackle similar challenges faced by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon Field Robotics Center, and NASA, such as autonomous movement, sensor data collection, and wireless communication, using a rover.
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Students presenting work Full Throttle STEM Safety
Businesses such as indoor go-karting facilities can improve customer safety by using modeling and simulation to test aspects of their facility such as track and barrier materials, visual cues, and physiological impact. This challenge problem content encourages students to learn about designing for safety through modeling and simulation.
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Full Throttle STEM Game Development Full Throttle STEM Game Development
Businesses such as indoor go-karting facilities can identify ways to enhance their current offerings by creating simulations or racing games modeled after their facilities. This challenge problem content encourages students to develop a virtual model of a facility.
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Student working on content Biodiesel Production Efficiency
A small-scale, cost effective processor design supporting localized production of biodiesel would be valuable for small businesses, local cooperatives and community initiatives. This challenge problem content encourage students to model a biodiesel processor.
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Students presenting work Service Learning Opportunity
Service-Learning integrates meaningful community service with rich learning experiences. This challenge problem content encourages students to identify and develop a service learning opportunity in their community.
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Virtual Ohio Virtual Ohio
Training capabilities of first responders can be improved by using modeling and simulation of areas of interest such as fire stations, hospitals, and factory buildings. This challenge problem content encourages students to develop a high fidelity virtual model of an area of interest in Ohio.
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Student working on content Stop the Spread
Remaining indoors in the winter in constant contact with others can be dangerous due to the threat of a contagious virus. This challenge problem content encourages students to use modeling and simulation to understand and slow down the spread of a virus.
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Rapid 3D Modeling Rapid 3D Modeling
Creating a complex model, like a human, in a 3D modeling application can be very time consuming and requires a great deal of skill. Rapid 3D modeling reduces the time it takes to generate a model, and increases the flexibility with what can be modeled. This challenge problem content provides students with the opportunity to utilize commercial off-the-shelf technologies and computer software to create 3D models rapidly.
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Virtual Game Simulation Virtual Game Simulation
Modeling and simulation professionals often use commercial off-the-shelf games as a basis for their virtual environments. This challenge problem content provides students with the opportunity to create virtual models similar to those used by industry professionals using racing as the topic of interest.
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Augmented Reality Augmented Reality
Augmented reality is an enhanced view of the environment produced by overlaying computer-generated images, sounds, or other data onto a real-world environment. This challenge problem content encourages students to apply augmented reality to a training system, such as demonstrating how a machine works.
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Improve Posture Improve Posture
Back and neck pain are global problems that cause lost worker productivity. This challenge problem content encourages students to design a physical product to support better posture.
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Shipping Container Conundrum Shipping Container Conundrum
Shipping containers used for transporting goods and services accumulate and go to waste after transportation is complete. This challenge problem content encourages students to find new uses for the unused shipping containers, such as re-purposing them as temporary or even permanent housing.
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3D Printing 3D Printing
Creating a complex model, like a human, in a 3D modeling application can be very time consuming and requires a great deal of skill. Rapid 3D modeling reduces the time it takes to generate a model, and increases the flexibility of what can be modeled. This challenge problem content provides students with the opportunity to utilize commercial off-the-shelf technologies and computer software to create 3D models rapidly.
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Model of a facility Indoor Positioning
The goal of indoor positioning systems (IPS) is to leverage magnetic, sensor, and/or network technologies to wirelessly locate objects or people inside buildings. This challenge problem content encourages students to use IPS to enhance location detection in an application, such as an emergency response situations or customer experience in a retail store.
 
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Student working on content Heart Function
ECG, or an electrocardiogram, is a physiological measure of the electrical activity of the heart. This challenge problem content encourages students learn about the heart's function using ECG data.
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Glucose and Physical Tracking Display Diabetes Monitoring
This challenge problem requires students to develop prototypes that will successfully collect and present visual representations of health-related data. The prototypes should be able to record blood glucose, food, medications, mood, and activity, as well as provide visual displays for these parameters.
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SolidWorks Hands On Experience Solidworks Hands-On Experience
Modeling and simulation of pieces of medical equipment can be extremely useful for testing and training. This challenge problem content encourages students to model and simulate a medical device.
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Model of human body in motion Sports Injuries through Computer Simulation
If people can understand the mechanisms behind an injury, then they may be able to prevent the injury. This challenge problem content encourages students to learn about sports related injuries for prevention and rehabilitation using computer simulation.
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 Team discussing work Concussion Rehabilitation
During rehabilitation from a concussion, the brain will begin re-routing activity to healthy connections, avoiding those that have been damaged, using a process called neuroplasticity. This challenge problem content encourages students to learn about brain rehabilitation by designing applications that can enhance neuroplasticity.
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Students using a simulation Practice Your Play
There are many apps and programs that allow coaches to sketch out and run plays. This challenge problem content encourages students to create apps or programs to offer individuals an opportunity to practice the play on their own.
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