NOVA’s D-Day’s Sunken Secrets Preview Features Passion for Innovation 3DEXPERIENCE


Hundreds of 3D glasses were given to D-Day veterans and special guests at the WGBH studios in Boston on Thursday.  


Imagine exploring the coast of Normandy on D-Day and the days that followed. With the help of DASSAULT SYSTEMES Technology and Passion for Innovation team lead by Mehdi Tayoubi, the audience viewed a special preview of the upcoming film.

NOVA, with Dive teams, submersibles, and robots explore a massive underwater archaeological site of WWII, the largest Naval battle in history. With the help of DS technology, millions of digitized points were used to recreate the engineering marvels of this epic battle.

Bryant with zSpace tablet at D-Day event

I invited machine shop teacher Bryant LaFlemme from Assabet Valley Technical Vocational HS and his wife Deb to try out the recreation of the landing craft with a zSpace tablet.  Bryant will use this example to connect what his students are doing in his shop with the history class being taught down the hall.

WGBH Talking with Veterans

For the veterans and their guests, it truly was an honor to shake your hands.

D-Day’s Sunken Secrets on WGBH NOVA airs Wednesday May 28 at 9 pm on PBS.


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard