A Virtual Future for the Controls Lab

Quanser knows that teaching controls is hard. It’s even harder to give students meaningful, engaging, and exciting controls lab experiences. These days, engineering educators are faced with a whole new challenge. The motivation for developing the QLabs Virtual Experiments was to ease that challenge, bringing quality hardware-centric learning experiences out of the lab to virtual space.Staying within the traditional lab paradigm, QLabs Virtual Experiments afford you much more flexibility in your selection of experiments. This, in turn, allows you to expand the breadth of application areas your students experience. Students can also take part in distributed experiments, comparing and contrasting the response of the physical hardware with their own observations, making lectures more engaging, and tutorials more effective




“When we received an advanced manufacturing grant from Governor Baker, AET was a great resource to guide us through the process of design, equipment selection, and installation. Our program is now equipped with equipment that will provide our students with cutting edge technology which will prepare them for college and career readiness.”

Dr. Heidi Riccio, Superintendent-Director
Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School

“AET Labs has been our savior in creating the Blackstone Valley Education Hub (BV Ed Hub)! The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce was fortunate enough to receive a large Work Skills Capital Grant from the MA Department of Higher Ed to create fabrication, design and computer labs. AET Labs provided us with the expertise and know-how we needed to successfully reach our goals. . . At the end of the project we got rave reviews from the community, our students, teachers, schools and our legislators.”


Jeannie Hebert, CEO and President of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
Blackstone Valley Education Hub