NTSA EcosySTEM Student Challeng

The National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) EcosySTEM of Learning will premier the I/ITSEC Student Challenge at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference on Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. in the Discovery Den.


The I/ITSEC Student Challenge will present DoD problems to students who will present their solution briefs to judges at Thursday’s event.


Like many industries and fields, the Department of Defense faces new challenges every day. One of the ways to solve those is to turn to industry for unique solutions. In the I/ITSEC Student Challenge, students will have the opportunity to gain awareness of how industry solves problems for the military, develop problem-solving skills, broaden career awareness, and demonstrate new thinking strategies by developing and briefing their solutions on the I/ITSEC floor.


The goal is to demonstrate the practices that industry uses to solve hard problems and stress the importance of collaboration and problem solving to students.


Using design thinking as a basis, students will solve a “hard problem” and create a solution, which will then be presented to a panel of expert judges.


This year’s judges include:

Tyson Griffin, NAWCTSD Head of Advanced Modeling and Simulation
Russell Hutt, AFAMS Technical Director for Foundations Division
Jeremy Lanman, Ph.D., PEO STRI Chief Technology Officer
Nelson Lerma, Unity Technologies Senior Product Manager for AI & Simulations
David Metcalf, Ph.D., UCF Senior Researcher and Director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab
Dan Torgler, Marine Corps Systems Command Deputy Program Manager for Training Systems


Presentations will be given to the judges at 1 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the Discovery Den, booth 3185. The presentations are open to conference attendees.


Learn more at https://www.iitsec.org/education/ecosystem-of-learning.

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