Project SP17c: Visualizing Forest Futures Under Climate Uncertainty

Project SP17c: Visualizing Forest Futures Under Climate Uncertainty
Researcher: Jiawei Huang jzh87@psu.edu
Position type: 3D modeling; literature review on VR and 3D modeling
Scope: 45-135 hours of work during the semester for 1-3 credits
Application deadline: open until filled
Application URL: http://www.geog.psu.edu/uroc-apply

Project and position description

The selected applicant will assist in ChoroPhronesis Lab with 3D modeling work related to a variety of subjects such as architecture, landscape architecture, and/or conduct a literature review related to a National Science Foundation-funded project, “CNH-L: Visualizing Forest Futures Under Climate Uncertainty: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into Decision Support Tools for Collaborative Decision Making.” Find lab information at http://sites.psu.edu/chorophronesis/. This project will benefit students who hope to enhance their 3D modeling skills and learn more about state-of-the-art technology in virtual reality.

Desired qualifications

The applicant should ideally have experience in 3D modeling and rendering using SketchUp/Maya/VUE/LumenRT/3ds Max/Lumion or other software. Students with little or no experience in 3D modeling will be considered to conduct a literature review on virtual reality technology.

To apply

Prospective candidates should complete the application form at http://www.geog.psu.edu/uroc-apply by 5:00 p.m. on the indicated date. Follow all instructions.