ABOUT SEE

SIMULATION EXPLORATION EXPERIENCE

MISSION STATEMENT

SEE champions, challenges, and creates collaborative

college-level modeling and simulation.

 

 

WELCOME TO SEE!

The Simulation Exploration Experience (SEE) joins students, industry, professional associations, and faculty together for an annual modeling and simulation (M&S) challenge. SEE champions collaborative collegiate-level modeling and simulation by providing a venue for students to work in highly dispersed inter-university teams to design, develop, test, and execute a simulated lunar mission. Participating teams gain valuable knowledge, skills, and increased employability by working closely with industry professionals, NASA, and faculty advisors.

 

 

WHAT IS SEE?

  • SEE is a distributed simulation challenge. Geographically distributed inter-university teams work in conjunction with one another to design, develop, test, and execute a simulated lunar mission.

 

  • SEE is a way to engage students in Modeling and Simulation education. Modeling and Simulation education at the undergraduate level is almost non-existent. SEE provides an avenue for students interested in M&S to explore a growing field.

 

  • Proof that interoperability and standards matter. Participating teams make use of SISO standards, which allow the distributed parts of the simulation to work seamlessly.

 

  • A simulation of real-world M&S work. Participating teams experience real M&S work during SEE, providing them with valuable skills, experience, and increased employability.

 

 

WHO CREATED AND CONTRIBUTES TO SEE?

The idea of SEE, formerly SISO Simulation Smackdown, originated with NASA engineer Zack Crues and has been implemented by NASA and SISO Space Community Forum.
 

Several modeling and simulation industry members work with NASA and SISO to make SEE possible. They provide technical expertise, software, and mentoring.

 

Industry Members:

ForwardSim, VT MAK, AEgis, MBDA, Pitch, VSEE

 

Professional Associations:

SISO, Liophant, SCS, GICSR

 

Government:

NASA

 

Visit our Sponsors Page for more information.

 

 

WHERE AND WHEN DOES SEE 2016

TAKE PLACE?

SEE 2016 takes place yearly in ever-changing physical locations as well as virtually across a realtime distributed network. Check back regularly to find out when and the next SEE will be held.

 

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Participating in SEE is easy. If you are a college student or professor and are interested in starting a SEE team, navigate to our start a team page. Check out our Get Involved page to learn about other ways to be a part of SEE.

As an experienced M&S educator, SEE allows me to give students practical and educational experience in a very complex area using a uniquely inspiring approach.  There is nothing else out there that comes anywhere close to SEE. 

 

-Dr. Simon Taylor, Department of Computer Science at Brunel University London, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Simulation

Questions?

Contact Nikolay Tomov, SEE General Manager

nikolay.tomov@bulsim.org