Starting in September 2021 the Florida International University will make use for the first time of a series of Virtual Labs for Engineering. Students will be able to do multiple experiments in both windows and HTML platforms, perform calculations, record data and modify key variables with real instrument models. All the data used to develop the simulations was gathered from real experimentation performed by the faculty so students and professors can be confident the same data generated by the virtual labs will match that of the real world. Some of the experiments that were developed by PNX Labs for FIU are the following:
1. Strain Gauge as Force Sensor
2. Thermocouple as temperature sensor
3. Passive Filter - RC & RL
4. Passive Filter - Band Pass Filters
5. Operational Amplifier
6. Air speed measurement
7. Losses in Pipe fittings
8. Cross-flow heat exchangers
9. Extended Surface Heat Transfer
10. Transient Heat Transfer
11. Combined Convection and Radiation on a cylinder
12. Impact of a water jet
13. Pipe friction
The university has plans to have a full set of Virtual Labs by the end of 2021 to allow students to learn from real experimentation from the comfort of their homes. Virtual labs will not only allow students to learn but will also open the doors for future online learning platforms. Nowadays education faces several challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis faced by several nations. This will increase the adoption of virtual labs since they are the only mean to educate students in STEM programs where laboratory experiences are important.
At PNX Labs we are fully committed to deliver the best customized virtual labs in the market. By using our proprietary platform we have been able to develop over 1000 Virtual experiments since April 2020 to help universities around to continue with their education agenda.
Starting in September Lamar University in Texas will use for the first time a series of Virtual Labs for Engineering. Students will be able to do multiple experiments in both Windows PCs and VR Headsets, perform calculations, record data and modify key variables with real instrument models. All the data used to develop the simulations was gathered from real experimentation so students and professors can be confident the same data generated by the virtual labs will math that of the real world.
Very few universities around the world are innovative enough to make great ideas come true. Starting in January 2022, Dublin city University will implement a series of virtual labs to train students in the use of specialized equipment for chemical engineering. Developed by PNx Labs, the first set of virtual labs will allow students to learn the experimentation procedures to analyze substances using ion chromatography instruments. These instruments are not just expensive but require very careful handling and operation. Students are usually supervised by experienced graduate students or lab technicians. By implementing VR Simulations, DCU students will be able to learn in a risk-free environment how to use these chemistry instruments and speed the training process so they can be ready go into the physical lab much faster.