Augmented Reality in Engineering

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"The Use of Advanced Augmented Reality in Engineering Mechanics Education" funded by both Magic Leaps Inc and Provost Research Award Grant

Dr. Kim is collaborating with faculty in the College of Engineering on using augmented reality (AR) headsets from Magic Leap to attract and engage undergraduate students. The mechanics concepts are often abstract, especially those that require students to make the connection between an analytical calculation and its corresponding 3D physical representation. The real and tangible 3D environments facilitated by AR technology can improve students’ understanding of content. This project has the potential to transform how engineering mechanics is taught in future generations. Beyond the timeframe of this project, a comprehensive instructional package could be created where AR becomes interwoven into textbook examples, homework assignments, and exams, allowing for an excellent opportunity to support personalized learning needed to retain early-engineering students.