Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Meetup

METECS is looking forward to meeting the exceptional students at Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Thursday, October 11th from 9-4.

Purdue Industrial Roundtable

METECS is excited about visiting with the excellent Purdue EngineeringStudent Council at the Industrial Roundtable on Wednesday, September 12th from 9-4.

UT Austin – Fall Engineering Expo

METECS is looking forward to visiting the exceptional students at the University Of Texas Austins Fall Engineering Expo. Stop by and say hi on Tuesday, September 11th from 11-5.


Metecs’ creative team produces 2018 Maui Jim Invitational bracket release promo for KemperLesnik in Chicago. https://twitter.com/MauiInv/status/1021756296901611521 The Maui Jim Invitational is the premier early-season college basketball2018 Maui Invitational tournament which airs on ESPN.

Flint Hills VR Presentation at the 2018 AFPM Conference

FlintHillsPresentation_01METECS team supports Flint Hills Resources “High Consequence Simulation Through Virtual Reality” presentation using a wireless HTC Vive to a packed Grand Ballroom at the 2018 AFPM National Occupational and Process Safety Conference in San Antonio.


METECS is excited to welcome five interns to the team this summer!  Ethan Dickey is a Software Engineering major and Physics minor going into his sophomore year at Baylor University.  He enjoys coding in his free time and wants to pursue research in Quantum Computing in graduate school and beyond.  Rebekah McCartney is an incoming Sophomore at Purdue University pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering Technology.  She spends her free time working on cars and being active in the Purdue Drumline.  Austin Gonzalez is a senior Computer Engineering major at Texas A&M and is graduating in December 2018.  He was the President of the Aggie AI Society for 2 years and looks forward to doing future work in AI and Machine Learning.  Andy Hudson is currently a Junior at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has 9 years of experience as a simulation hobbyist and is planning to do deep learning research after graduation.  Lorenzo Lucchese attends Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ and is entering his senior year pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree with an emphasis in robotics.  He is a second year METECS intern and returned this summer to continue his work with linear actuators.  We look forward to an exciting and productive summer with Ethan, Rebekah, Austin, Andy, and Lorenzo!

John Maclean speaks at the 2018 AFPM National Conference

METECS president, John MacLean, was the guest speaker at the 2018 American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) National Conference in New Orleans. John’s TechTalk presentation was well attended on “Application of Emerging Technologies to Virtual Training”.  METECS also had VR simulations from Ditch Witch and Flint Hills Resources on-site at the conference that were highlighted by the AFPM publications.


METECS is excited to welcome Ahmed Fayed to the team! Fayed is a graduate from Purdue University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics and Computer Science. He was born in Memphis, TN when his parents came from Egypt to the states for their PhDs. He worked on his own microprocessor and his senior design project is titled “Virtual-Reality Based Cognitive Training Program”. Fayed had a Computer Organization & Architecture class where he studied microprocessors. As a sole project he implemented the, codename, “Pride Processor” on an FPGA chip, namely Altera Cyclone IV. It clocked the fasted single core 5-stage pipe lined design microprocessor on campus! He was accepted to publish a research paper on the project in the Intl. Conference on Applied Cognitive Computing in the World Congress of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing 2018 in Las Vegas this past July. The design involves the user wearing both an HTC Vive and an EEG headset. He used their brain to control the VR world around them. The objective was to train focus and improve attention span.


AR Street Party at AWE….John MacLean, METECS president, and team present a customlow-light Hololens AR presentation to clients on the street of Sunnyvale, CA while at the2018 Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, CA.AWE_01


METECS is excited to have Joseph Bourque join the team!  Joseph graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science on May, 19th 2018.  While at UT, he began to branch out from application development into lower level systems programming and computer graphics.  As part of his coursework he developed an SD card driver as part of a group operating systems project and and chose to take classes and electives aligned with his interests such as: Compilers, Neural Networks, and Computer Graphics.  While at UT he also completed several side projects on his own time, including: a physical simulation for rolling dice for one of the faculty members in the Math department which is currently being used as a visual aid in curriculum, an undergraduate research project dealing with procedural terrain generation using simplex noise, raw OpenGL and FLTK for a user interface, and created his own pen and paper RPG system interface using Python. Currently he is working on creating a shell for controlling the components for one of his Raspberry Pi projects and is also working to refine the pre-mentioned RPG program. Welcome, Joseph!