via Old Dominion University YouTube Channel

Andrea Robey never pictured herself as a boat captain. However, during her junior year at Old Dominion University, this modeling, simulation and visualization engineering (MSVE) student co-captained the RobotX team, placing seventh in the international 2018 Maritime RobotX Challenge in Hawaii.

ODU students like Andrea are not only learning in the classroom, they’re gaining hands-on experience with the latest technology in their fields of study. Andrea completed a research internship with ODU focused on unmanned service vehicle simulation for the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center. And her internship at Portsmouth-based SimIS Inc. led to a job working as a member of the modeling and simulation engineering team for the company, founded by ODU MSVE alumnus Dr. Johnny Garcia.

Old Dominion University is the first and only university in the U.S. to offer an undergraduate degree in modeling and simulation engineering and first in the country to offer a PhD in this field. ODU is a world leader, combining academics with the power of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC), focused on advances in modeling and simulation, data analytics and cybersecurity.

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