Simulation in schools

According to the “Journal Review” of Crawfordsville, IN, USA, a retired police officer went into the lobby of Tuttle Middle School last week, produced a gun, shot the school principal, and went from room to room making incoherent demands. He killed nearly a dozen staff members before police stormed the building and shot him. No…

German PFI spends EU 488 million on flight training simulation

The German government has agreed to a contract worth 488 million euros, to provide helicopter training for the German Armed Forces, as part of a Private Finanace Initiative. Helicopter Flight Training Services GmbH (HFTS) will provide three training centres and four simulators. HFTS GmbH is a consortium jointly owned by CAE, Eurocopter, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics…

Medical Simulation centre in Cambridge

According to the Cambridge News, a medical simulation centre has opened at Addenbrookes Hospital. The High Fidelity Simulation Centre cost £800,000 and can simulate a range of medical scenarios such as heart attacks. See this story at http://w3.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge/story.asp?StoryID=68060

Software simulation company raises $15.8m

iRise secured $15.8 million in late stage funding led by Morgan Stanley Venture Partners (MSVP). Previous funding has been from private investors. The company claims over 40 product customers for its application simulator platform and will “use the capital to accelerate market leadership in the fast growing application definition space”. iRise makes software which simulates…

Simulating genocide in a Scottish school

A computer programme used in and Edinburgh school simulates dilemmas facing UN peacekeepers. Im not sure if this counts a simulation or if it is really a computer game (albeit with a serious subject). The programme is set in Rwanda; the scenario asks the players to act to prevent genocide. However its interesting that the…

Foot and mouth simulation in New Zealand

According to “Scoop”, the New Zealand authorities are launching a major exercise in two parts, simulating an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the Manawatu region, in order to train responders on the ground. It will be held in March and April 2005. Full story is at http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00167.htm