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Anthony Aakre

Undergraduate Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

McNair Mentor:
Stephen M. Fiore, Director, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory, IST Assistant Professor of Cognitive Sciences, UCF Department of Philosophy

Future Plans: Cognitive Sciences Ph.D.

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Anthony Aakre

The following is an abstract of research Anthony completed as an undergraduate at UCF:

Title: Next-generation Expeditionary Warfare Intelligent Training

Conducted at the University of Central Florida as part of the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program.

Mentors: Stephen M. Fiore, Director, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory, IST Assistant Professor of Cognitive Sciences, UCF Department of Philosophy

Abstract: The Next-generation Expeditionary Warfare Intelligent Training (NEW-IT; N00014-08-C-0186) program is a 3-year contract (FY08-FY11) sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. NEW-IT supports US Marine Corps (USMC) training by delivering adaptive, intelligent, and dynamic instructional support solutions to enhance productive training time, particularly training focused on the development of higher-order cognitive skills. Prototype products developed under NEW-IT are being integrated with USMC’s Deployable Virtual Training Environment (DVTE), a multi-user laptop-based simulation suite fielded world-wide by the Marine Corps.