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2016

  • November 14, 2016: VR lab Tour for high scooll students from Crossland High School, M and Northwestern High School.
  • IEEE Spectrum Magazine reflecting our work at BSU VR lab on using 3-D evacuation simulations for the Oculus Rift of airplanessubways, and campus buildingsseveral of which relied on fuzzy logic.
  • Go carting by VR Lab students working in Summer 2016.
  • Dr.Sharma is joining Army Research Laboratory Faculty Fellowship at The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at Aberdeen Proving Grounds (APG), MD, under SLAD division, for 8 weeks in summer 2016.
  • VR Lab Booth at 19th Annual Youth Summit on Technology, Bowie State Univetrsity, Bowie, MD, April 30, 2016. [Pic1, Pic2, Pic3]
  • VR Lab Booth at USA Science Festival for STEMat Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC on on April 16 & 17, 2016.[pics], facebook
  • Five Oral Research presentations by VR Lab students at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), hosted by AAAS, EHR and NSF, Washington DC, February 25-27, 2016.
    • Diliorah Arah and Dr. Sharad Sharma, "A Fitness Application For Increasing Productivity In The Workplace", Oral Presentation, at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, hosted by AAAS, EHR and NSF, on Washington DC, on February 25-27, 2016.
    • Phillip Devreaux and Dr. Sharad Sharma, "Virtual Tour of University Campus Using Oculus Rift", Oral Presentation, at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, hosted by AAAS, EHR and NSF, on Washington DC, on February 25-27, 2016.
    • Swetha Sree and Dr. Sharad Sharma, "Modeling Evacuation behavior using fuzzy logic in a multi-agent system", Oral Presentation, at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, hosted by AAAS, EHR and NSF, on Washington DC, on February 25-27, 2016.
    • Veda Lakshmi Swetha Dasari and Dr. Sharad Sharma, "Augmented Reality (AR) mobile application for campus building evacuation", Oral Presentation, at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, hosted by AAAS, EHR and NSF, on Washington DC, on February 25-27, 2016.
    • James Stigall and Dr. Sharad Sharma, "Modeling stress and panic in emegency situation", Oral Presentation, at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, hosted by AAAS, EHR and NSF, on Washington DC, on February 25-27, 2016.
  • VR lab Corner Cave Photoshoot pics [2016]

2015

  • VR Booth at 18th Annual Youth Summit on Technology, Bowie State University, May 9, 2015.
  • VR Booth at Bowie State University Day in Annapolis , Location: Miller Senate Office Building -- President’s Conference Center West, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD - March 3, 2015.
  • Eight Oral Research presentations by VR Lab students at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), hosted by AAAS, EHR and NSF, Washington DC, February 19-21, 2015.
  • Kourtney Ramseur and Dr. Sharad Sharma, "Urban emergency evacuation environment" , Poster Presentation, 8th Annual Grant Expo and Research day, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), Bowie State University, April 20-21, 2015.
  • Usha Govindaraju and Dr. Sharad Sharma, "Emergency Evacuation in Thurgood Marshall Library" , Poster Presentation, 8th Annual Grant Expo and Research day, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), Bowie State University, April 20-21, 2015.
  • Pranay Rajeev and Dr. Sharad Sharma, "Augmented Reality Mobile Application for emergency Evacuation in BSU library" , Poster Presentation, 8th Annual Grant Expo and Research day, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), Bowie State University, April 20-21, 2015.
  • James Stigall and Dr. Sharad Sharma, "Game Theme-based educational Modules for introductory programming" , Poster Presentation, 8th Annual Grant Expo and Research day, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), Bowie State University, April 20-21, 2015.

2014

  • Virtual Reality Laboratory booth at the International Festival at Largo Town Center, Largo, MD on July 12-13th, 2014.
  • VR Lab Booth at USA Science Festival for STEM at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC on April 26 & 27, 2014. [ Pics 1, Pics 2, Video 1, Video 2, Video 3]
  • VR lab Photoshoot pics
  • Four Oral Research presentations by VR Lab students at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), hosted by AAAS, EHR and NSF, Washington DC, February 20-22, 2014.
  • Shanmukha Jerripothula and Dr. Sharad Sharma, "Oculus Rift with Unity 3D" , 7th Annual Grant Expo, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), Bowie State University, April 22, 2014.
  • Stephon Mackey and Dr. Sharad Sharma, "Virtual Reality Subway Evacuation Drill with Multi-User Environment" , 7th Annual Grant Expo, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), Bowie State University, April 22, 2014.

2013

  • May 8, 2013: Final Projects- Virtual Reality Projects and Games Presentations of COSC 729/ COSC 477 in Spring 2013 Semester. (Flyer)
  • April 10, 2013: Three research posters on VR research work were presented at the Grant Expo, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), Bowie State University.
  • February 28th - March 2nd, 2013: Titus Thomas Won Second Prize in the oral section under category:Computer Sciences and Information Systems at the ERN conference in STEM , Washington DC. Title: 3D Simulated Emergency Subway Evacuation.
  • February 28th - March 2nd, 2013: Six Research presentations at by VR Lab students at the ERN Conference (The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Washington DC, February 28th - March 2nd, 2013.

2012

  • October 2012: NSF-Grant Funded titled: "A Problem-Based Learning Approach to Teach Gaming and Development of Gaming Instructional Modules to Enhance Student Learning in Lower Level Core Courses".
  • May 8, 2012: Final Projects- Virtual Reality Projects and Games Presentations of COSC 729/ COSC 477 in Spring 2012 Semester. (Flyer)
  • April 27-29, 2012: Organized Virtual Reality Booth at USA Science & Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C [pics]
  • April 3, 2012: Workshop titled “Virtual Instructors in Wearable Mixed Reality Environments” at BSU. By: Jayfus T. Doswell, Ph.D., President/CEO, Juxtopia, LLC, Director of the IEEE Virtual Instructor Pilot Research Group (VIPRG). Tuesday April 3, 2012 @ 5:00 PM-6:00PM.
  • April 12, 2012: Three research posters on VR research work were presented at the University VIP grants Award at Bowie State University, Office of Research and sponsored Programs.
  • February 23-25 2012: Aaron Boothe Won Second Prize in the oral section under category: Computer Sciences and Information Systems and Computer Engineering at the ERN conference, Atlanta, GA. Title: Multi‐User Environment in VR for Evacuation Scenarios Using Gaming Metaphor.
  • February 23-25 2012: Three Research presentations at by VR Lab students at the ERN Conference (The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).

2011

HBCU Digest news Bowie State News News 2

2010

 

Chess Simulation Video

3D Max Animation of a chess board.

Video

2008

"COSC 729:Virtual Reality and its application" at BSU

Approved Projects for "COSC 590:Virtual Reality and its application"

Final Projects for "COSC 590:Virtual Reality and its application"

Museum Project

Battlefiled Project

Evacuation Project

Online virtual classroom Project

Navigation of BSU Library Project

 

Usefull links for 3D models

1. http://www.3dcafe.com/
2. http://www.3dcafestore.com/
3. http://www.amazing3d.com/modfree.shtml
4. http://www.huntfor.com/3d/links.htm
5. http://archive3d.net/
6. http://www.web3d.org/

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