december, 2020

06dec4:30 pm5:00 pmFeaturedCross-College Cross-Pollen “when professional and virtual worlds collide…”4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Keynote Auditorium

Speakers for this event

  • Andrew Sullivan / Andy Sullivan

    Andrew Sullivan / Andy Sullivan

    3D Modeler and Scripter, Process Simulation Designer, and University Instructor with 28 years experience in the Refining and Chemicals sector with roles including FCC Business Team Lead, Operations Coordinator, and Engineering Supervisor, My training tools are available at my website: and in my Second Life region:


  • James Neville / Sitearm Madonna

    James Neville / Sitearm Madonna

    James G Neville (Sitearm) is Owner at Online Media Service of Development One LLC. Online Presence. Consultant and practitioner in applied online collaboration, virtual reality, and social media.


  • Renne Brock / Zinnia Zauber

    Renne Brock / Zinnia Zauber

    Renne Brock (Zinnia Zauber) is Artist, Professor, Superhero, and Advocate for Awesomeness encouraging and empowering active, inclusive education and community participation in the arts and sciences.

Event Details

Can undergraduate instructors and students in different areas of practice cooperate online to instill cross-disciplinary communication skills at the same time as they more effectively teach and learn their own subject matter? College students from Montana State University Billings and Peninsula College Washington State were brought together by their instructors, online, in an authentic industry modeling scenario where a consultant group is hired by a corporation to improve performance, based on discussion with subject matter experts and studying work processes. Operator and Designer students came together to focus on A) Effective visual communication cues in a dangerous operating environment, and B) Learning to communicate professionally across technical specialties.