Accession Number:

AD1083261

Title:

Mentor-Pal: Growing STEM Pipelines with Personalized Dialogs with Virtual STEM Professionals

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Jul 2016,30 Apr 2019

Corporate Author:

USC Los Angeles United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2019-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The goal of this effort is to improve pre-college students understanding and interest in Navy-relevant STEM careers, by building a tablet-based app that emulates one-on-one conversations with STEM professionals, so that each student can participate in a natural voice-input conversation with virtual humans whose answers are drawn from interviews with areal-life STEM professionals. An intelligent guide Pal will coordinate conversations with these virtual characters, helping students learn about STEM fields, career experiences, and job tasks.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE