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Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi addressed students on why STEM education and simulation are important to their future and the future of United States at The Lou Frey Institute’s Fall 2013 Symposium, SIMULATION: EVOLUTIONARY PAST, BOUNDLESS FUTURE, at UCF on September 30, 2013. The Institute hosted over 500 students from across the State of Florida on UCF’s campus to provide an opportunity to learn about, see, and use various simulation approaches to important problems or issues. Dr. Mollaghasemi has been very active in her quest to inspire future STEM students. She recently gave a workshop on STEM and Simulation to over 50 high school students on September 25, 2013 as a part of a two-day event held at Lockheed Martin on how to prepare students for a future in STEM and Simulation.

And last year, she was a key note speaker to Tech Fest VI held at Crooms Academy of Information Technology where she spoke to an audience of 300 technology-oriented high school students about the science and application of simulation. She has also been a major contributor to high school modeling and simulation curriculum that has been disseminated to schools within the State of Florida. The purpose curriculum is to train teachers on simulation topics which will spark students’ interest in pursuing simulation related fields and to create the next generation of simulation professionals.