One complex issue that we are deeply concerned about – in fact, we see it as a civil rights issue – is unequal access to development and training in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) for middle and high school students. CMAC is researching and creating ways to incorporate students of various ability levels and languages, whether they are sighted or vision-impaired, economically disadvantaged or well-off.
CMAC is working on making computer modeling and simulation universally accessible for children in informal education settings such as after-school programs, museum activity centers, homeschooling and community centers. Working with the brilliant engineers at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center to make simulation machinery responsive to sound and touch, the CMAC team is expanding the capacity and usability of simulation technology. Years Active: 2017-Present.