Volume 5, November 15, 2018
November First Friday
Thanks to everyone for coming out and visiting with us at the November First Friday in Downtown Bryan. We had a great time speaking to everyone and sharing our VR experiences. Did you make it out to see us? What was your favorite part? See you at the December First Friday in just a few weeks!
In mid-October we packed up our VR technology and headed to Greens Prairie Elementary School to participate in their annual STEM Night. We took the opportunity to show students and parents how VR can add to STEM learning. Did you see us there? What did you think?
NSF GRANT SUBMISSION
This month, two of our hard-working early career researchers – Katja and Cashion – submitted National Science Foundation grants! Katja’s grant focuses on conducting a review of literature on the use of VR in conservation education and conservation visualization. Cashion’s grant focuses on the role of VR in developing the interest of STEM learning for both young and adult informal learners. We look forward to seeing more great accomplishments from our researchers.
New stem-vrse school
We have big news!! In Spring 2019 we will introduce VR in our first K12 classroom. We are excited to partner with a STEM teacher who will use our VR content and headsets in her classroom. Are you interested in having VR in your children’s classroom or your own classroom? Contact us! We would love to talk to you about the possibilities.
new video projects
Our volunteer researcher, Moses, has been busy working away on the Aggie Bonfire Memorial Project. He learned how to use our 360° cameras earlier this fall and recently finished recording 360° video around the Memorial. In addition, he completed the script to go with the video. All that remains is for Moses to put the two together and create the final product. He plans to complete the Aggie Bonfire Memorial Project for next month’s First Friday. Remember to come out and see us and participate in a VR experience describing the Aggie Bonfire Memorial! Whoop!