Miami-Dade Police are preparing for Super Bowl LIV with a highly detailed 3D-printed model of Hard Rock Stadium, made by FIU students, that unleashed innovative opportunities for training.

“Law enforcement has never done something like this before for a Super Bowl. This is a first for us, and the students at FIU are the ones who made it happen,” said Major Edgardo Caneva, who oversees the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Special Patrol Bureau and is also the Super Bowl Operations Commander.

Caneva reached out to FIU Police Chief Alexander Casas with the idea for a 3D model. From there, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts Dean Brian Schriner enlisted the college’s Robotics and Digital Fabrication (RDF) Lab, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, to design and create the model. The lab is an example of how the college offers its students experiential learning opportunities to work on projects that have real-world applications while training them as experts in their field.

Read more at FIU news.