Simulated Welding—Safer for Students and the Environment

The Department of Agricultural Education at the UA is purchasing a VRTEX® virtual reality system to teach welding in a more eco-friendly manner—lowering energy consumption and saving on expensive training materials. In addition to conserving resources, by allowing students to learn real-world skills in a virtual environment this system is expected help students get comfortable with the welding process before turning up the heat—a boon for classroom safety. Through its use in a variety of UA courses, this virtual welding system will provide training for graduate students and undergrads.

Guide Code: 
GEG56
Location Information: 

Saguaro Hall Room 205 (Dept. of Agricultural Education)

Funding Source: 

Green Fund

Groups/Entities Involved: 

Department of Agricultural Education

Project Theme: 
Energy
Science Engagement
Urban Environment
Project Image: 
Year Started: 
2013

For more information, please contact greenguides@email.arizona.edu.