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January 24, 2005

NSF grant awarded for collaborative project: Simulating the Visual Appearance and Physical Application of Automotive Surface Finishes

PINE TECHNICAL COLLEGE IS VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE AWARD of a National Science Foundation grant in support of a collaborative project with the University of Minnesota and DuPont’s Automotive Refinishing division entitled Simulating the Visual Appearance and Physical Application of Automotive Surface Finishes. Ours was among fifteen Highly Recommended proposals funded out of 222 submitted to NSF for review under the latest Partnerships for Innovation Program.

This project will combine the virtual reality spray painting expertise of the Johnson Center for Virtual Reality at Pine Technical College with the cutting-edge research in the realistic computer rendering of automotive finishes being done Gary Meyer, PhD, at the Digital Technology Center of the University of Minnesota. We see wide potential for resulting training, design, and marketing tools.

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