GlobeTech-III Simulation Overview

 

1.0 OVERVIEW

THE GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY SIMULATION PROJECT (GLOBETECH) IS A CURRICULUM INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT (CID) TOOL; DEVELOPED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE GATEWAY ENGINEERING EDUCATION COALITION.

ITS SUBJECT FOR FALL 1997 IS: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN GLOBAL AIR POLLUTION PREVENTIOIN, CONTROL AND ABATEMENT.

GLOBETECH IS CONCEIVED AS A MAJOR COMPONENT OF AN UNDERGRADUATE INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING COURSE OF GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT SUCH AS NERKEN'S EID-372. HOWEVER, PARTICIPATION IN A GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT COURSE IS NOT NECESSARY. SINCE THE SIMULATION DEALS WITH ISSUES SUCH AS: TRENDS AND WAYS TO ECONOMIC GROWTH IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD, ASPECTS OF AIR POLLUTION CONTROL, GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS STRATEGIES, INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, OPERATIONS' OPTIMIZATION, ETC., IT COULD BE OFFERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH MANY ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMICS OR ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT COURSES.

THIS PROJECT AIMS TO FAMILIARIZE THE ENGINEERING STUDENTS WITH THE REAL AND VERY COMPLEX POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND TECHNICAL ISSUES INFLUENCING GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY DECISIONS, THUS BETTER PREPARING THEM FOR A FUTURE OF INCREASED GLOBALIZATION.

 

2. SIMULATION SCHEDULE

THE FALL 1997 SIMULATION IS SCHEDULED TO START ON OCTOBER 17, 1997 AND FINISH ON DECEMBER 11, 1997. BESIDES THE WEEKLY COMPUTER INTERFACE BETWEEN THE PARTICIPATING STUDENT TEAMS, THE SIMULATION WILL ALSO INCLUDE ONE OR TWO "ON-LINE" CONFERENCES (9:00 A.M. -11:30 P.M.E.S.T.) IN NOVEMBER. WE ALSO HOPE TO CONDUCT AT LEAST ONE TELECONFERENCE SESSION. THE SIMULATION IS FREE OF COST TO ALL PARTICIPANTS.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE SEE THE GLOBETECH-III SIMULATION SCENARIO AND SCHEDULE. 

3.GLOBETECH'S MAIN FEATURES

4. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

TWO MAIN AREAS ARE DEVELOPED FOR EACH SIMULATION:

  1. SIMULATION STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
  2. COMPUTER SOFTWARE INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT THE SIMULATION

LETS DISCUSS IN SOME DETAIL EACH OF THESE TWO AREAS:

A. SIMULATION STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

FOR THE 1997 SIMULATION THE FOLLOWING MAIN SIMULATION PARTS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED:

  1. THE SIMULATION BACKGROUND INFORMATION: CONTAINS ENVIRONMENTAL AND TECHNICAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE CHOSEN TOPIC, COUNTRIES, AND COMPANIES. THIS INFORMATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE VIA WWW TO ALL THE PARTICIPATING TEAMS PRIO R TO THE BEGINNING OF THE SIMULATION. IT WILL CONSTITUTE THE BASIS FOR EACH TEAM'S DETAILED RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS IN THEIR AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY,
  2. THE SIMULATION SCENARIO AND SCHEDULE. CONTAINS PROPOSED ACTIVITIES AND SCHEDULES.
  3. THE SIMULATION QUESTIONS, NEWS BULLETINS, DISCUSSION TOPICS, ETC., FOR 1997 IT WILL BE DEVELOPED TOGETHER WITH THE VARIOUS FACULTY TEAM LEADERS (FTLs) PRIOR TO SIMULATION START DATE.
  4. FACULTY INFORMATION; FEEDBACK INFORMATION AND QUESTIONNAIRES PROVIDES FTLS WITH DETAILED SIMULATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION.
  5. THE STRUCTURE FOR THE TWO "ON-LINE" CONFERENCES WILL BE DEVELOPED TOGETHER WITH THE VARIOUS FTLs PRIOR TO CONFERENCES' DATES.

 

THE SIMULATION PROCESS WILL CONSIST OF:

THE ABOVE ACTIVITIES WILL BE MONITORED BY A SIMULATION LEAD TEAM (SLT) OF THREE OR FOUR FACULTY MEMBERS FROM AMONG THE PARTICIPANTS, WITH THE HELP OF ALL THE OTHER PARTICIPATING FACULTY.

CLOSE FACULTY COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERFACE OF ALL THE PARTICIPATING TEAMS DURING THE SIMULATION PREPARATION AND ACTUAL RUN ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS PROJECT.

B. COMPUTER SOFTWARE INFRASTRUCTURE

THIS IS A COMPUTER SIMULATION WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE VIA THE INTERNET. THE FOLLOWING MAIN FEATURES ARE DEVELOPED:

  1. GLOBETECH COMPUTER ACCESS ADDRESS AND COMMUNICATION LINKS
  2. SEPARATE FACULTY AND STUDENTS FILES. BOTH WITH THEIR OWN SECURITY PROVISIONS, AND MESSAGE RECEIVE/WRITE/EDIT/ SEND/STORE/PRINT, ETC.
  3. CAPABILITY FOR "ON-LINE" CONFERENCES VIA IRC, USING 2 OR 3 COMPUTERS SIMULTANEOUSLY AT EACH LOCATION. AGAIN, CAPABILITY TO RECEIVE/WRITE/ EDIT/ SEND/ STORE/ PRINT MESSAGES.

 

5.0 CONCLUSION:

THE GLOBETECH-III SIMULATION WILL REPRESENT A VALUABLE LEARNING TOOL FOR ALL PARTICIPATING FACULTY AND STUDENTS. MORE PARTICIPANTS, MORE INTERESTING THE SIMULATION WILL BECOME. WE WOULD APPRECIATE TO KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF YOUR SCHOOL IS INTERESTE D TO PARTICIPATE WITH A TEAM. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION WE CAN BE REACHED AT: jacoby@cooper.edu.