Brandon Naids is CEO and Co-Founder of Talon Simulations, a low cost provider of virtual reality motion simulators. Naids got his start studying mechanical engineering at the University of Central Florida where he obtained industry experience through engineering internships with United Space Alliance, working on the Transition & Retirement program of the remaining space shuttles, and Universal Orlando Resort, acting as project manager on large-scale design changes. Talon grew out of the senior design project Naids collaborated on during his final year in his undergraduate studies where him and his team developed a prototype virtual reality flight simulator. The recognition and support from the university that followed led to the development of Talon Simulations, a company that now specializes in immersive and affordable motion simulators for entertainment and training applications. The company was built through the aid of a National Science Foundation grant and earnings from business competitions and you can now find their simulators in entertainment centers, technical institutes, and military training centers.