The M8-R SIM is a virtual simulation game made for educating users on the operation of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROV). In the simulation, users maneuver through coral reefs and hunt for crown-of-thorns sea stars. Designed by a team at the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD), students and working-adults can use this resource to prepare for high technology careers, especially those interested in becoming ROV pilots. Educators can also employ the simulator to explore the functions and use of a ROV, discuss career opportunities in STEM, and highlight the effects of climate change on coral reefs. Other project collaborators for the simulation include the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) and the Marine Advanced Technology Education for Inspiration and Innovation (MATE II) project. 

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