Every year Carleton University recognizes the excellence of its faculty, instructors and librarians with Achievement Awards.
Jeff Erochko, Assistant Professor won one of five 2016 Teaching Achievement awards. The project is entitled: Use of Augmented Reality to Teach Undergraduate Mechanics
Prof. Erochko teaches structural engineering and has research specialties in earthquake engineering and the design of wood and steel structures. He will be developing a teaching technology that uses augmented reality to teach mechanics to undergraduates. Using a traditional beam bending laboratory test as a basis, an augmented reality headset will be used to overlay image data in the student’s field of view providing real-time, colour-coded images to show the stresses and strains in the beam.