The project brings together an interdisciplinary research team spanning computer science and human factors psychology from North Carolina State University and Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International. Our team’s leadership, Dr. James Lester, Dr. Bradford Mott, and Dr. Randall Spain, bring extensive experience in creating intelligent learning environments for education and training and conducting human factors research on advanced training technologies. Our team members at RTI bring significant experience working with the first responder community and developing VR-based training.


NISTSupport for the project has been provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; 60NANB18D148). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views NIST.


Principal Investigator

James Lester, Ph.D.

Co-Principal Investigators

Bradford Mott, Ph.D. 
Randall Spain, Ph.D.

Software Engineering

Robert Taylor
Barry Liu

Digital Art and Design

Kirby Culbertson 

RTI Team

Donia Slack
Sarah Norsworthy
John Holloway
Chip Hill


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