Irvine, CA, March 24th, 2011- Orange County Engineering Council http://www.ocec.org/home/index.htm has awarded SimInsights grant funds to conduct a simulation contest for Orange County high school students over the next 2-3 months.
The OCEC grant of $500 will be used to conduct a modeling and simulation contest for high school students. The grant money will be spent on prizes, promotion and training for students. The contest will challenge students to build simulations used to teach physics and engineering concepts to their fellow students.
“Today simulation based jobs are among the highest paid and highest status careers in practically every industry. By working with SimInsights simulation software, high school students will have an opportunity to work and think like professionals and gain valuable skills for college and career readiness”, said Rajesh Jha, SimInsights Founder.
SimInsights offers a broad selection of educational simulation software and games designed to enhance the learning experience and offer the students an interactive and collaborative learning environment.
SimNewton, SimOhm, SimMotion2D and Physics to the Rescue are but a few of the growing number of tools available on SimInsights website (www.siminsights.com). These tools provide hands on physics experience to students, while allowing the teachers to create more challenging and compelling problems that stimulate the classroom and entice the students to experiment and learn more by doing.
According to Mr. Rich Gallaher, Orange County Engineering Council’s Vice President of Education: “SimInsights is a promising technology which we would like young students to be involved with for its value. The SimInsights software allows students to visualize and model engineering in real life. This is an opportunity which the students before them have not had”.
SimInsights’ mission is to produce collaborative simulation software and games that engage students worldwide and help develop genuine understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts.
SimInsights is a California company founded based on nearly a decade of experience in producing simulation software for professional engineers and scientists at Fortune 500 companies including Boeing, Toyota and Porsche.
About Orange County Engineering Council
Orange County Engineering Council’s goal is to enhance the public image of engineers and scientists and promote the interaction of professional societies and engineering/scientific corporations and universities in Orange County California. OCEC's continued success is dependent on the financial support and active involvement of our member societies and corporate sponsors. If you are not already a sponsor or active member of OCEC, please contact us to learn more. OCEC is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization
For more information, contact:
714 651 4104
Orange County Engineering Council
Vice President Education
Rich Gallaher, SMIEEE
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 261-1419