Mentor-Pal: Growing STEM Pipelines with Personalized Dialogs with Virtual STEM Professionals
Technical Report,01 Jul 2016,30 Apr 2019
USC Los Angeles United States
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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.
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