COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – A Columbus State University professor has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Epic Games as part of a project to prototype a new educational simulation game.
Dr. Anastasia Angelopoulou, an assistant professor at CSU’s TSYS School of Computer Science received the MegaGrant to help students create an educational simulation game prototype for peer-to-peer energy-trading markets.
The project’s goal is to introduce consumers to the concept of P2P trading, a new power system operations concept where households generate their own energy with renewable resources, then trade it locally.
“I am very excited that my proposal has been awarded an Epic MegaGrant. The project would not be possible to happen without Epic Games’ support and funding,” said Angelopoulou. It will be a great opportunity for CSU’s computer science students to work on this project and learn more about renewable resources of energy, simulation modeling, and game design.”
Once developed, a CSU spokesperson says the game could have a national impact on businesses, regulators, and households, and could provide the groundwork for follow-up projects in gaming, modeling and other market simulation game platforms.