The Center Stage Seminar Series events showcase the brilliant research taking place at The University of Texas at Dallas Centers.

In this Center Stage Seminar Series event, Dr. Marjorie (Marge) Zielke, Research Professor and Director of the Center for Simulation and Synthetic Humans at The University of Texas at Dallas, explains the research taking place at her center.

Dr. Zielke works primarily in emerging forms of simulation focused on virtual humans, the future of work, and learning portals. Dr. Zielke is the UT Dallas principal investigator on several innovative simulation research projects in the medical, education, and military/law enforcement sectors. Under her direction, the Center has formed numerous research partnerships with support from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Medical Association, Southwestern Medical Foundation, Sam Houston State University, and the Texas Department of Transportation. The Center’s projects have won first place for faculty twice at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), the government category in the I/ITSEC Serious Games Competition, the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) Cross-Functional Simulation Award and the NTSA award for Education and Human Performance with SHSU and Eye-T-Plus. Dr. Zielke served a fellowship in 2018 with the Special Operations Command as a Donovan Fellow through SOFWERX. Dr. Zielke is a member of the NTSA Advisory Committee.