January 2017 |   Volume: 49 |   Number: 1
The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
Tucker's virtual reality, big data research could bring efficiencies to education, business and healthcare
By Michael Hughes
Conrad Tucker thinks replacing concepts with experiences will boost education.
Take gravity, for example. You can learn about it the traditional way – via an equation on a blackboard. But Tucker, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, is working on various forms of adjusted reality that could lead to new teaching techniques, both in the classroom and over the internet – not to mention improved operations in numerous business sectors and more personal control over your destiny.
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