Three students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) in Fairfax County, Virginia used Esri’s CityEngine 2015 to create a 3D Campus Model of George Mason University (GMU). The students, Zhihang (Steven) Li, Michael Rodriguez, and Alec Zhang, were accepted into George Mason University’s “Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program.” The program allows high school students to work alongside university researchers for five to six weeks using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis-driven questions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Dr. Sven Fuhrmann, Associate Professor at the Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science (GGS), worked with these three students and Michael Piccione, a faculty member at TJHSST, on a research grant with GMU’s GGS department. The students answered research questions using the 3D campus model they developed. A manuscript about this experience will be published in fall 2015.
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