This year we are again collaborating with Imhotep Academy, lead by Dr. Pamela Gilchrist, to do another summer outreach activity. We discussed the differences between virtual reality spaces and simulations, and each student manipulated the virtual robotic arm in the CAVE. We talked about some real-life examples of how virtual reality can assist human beings and the environment. Finally, the students had to create something that could assist humanity in the future by applying what they learned from visiting the lab.
Through Imhotep Academy of The Science House at NCSU, VARL hosted middle school students this summer. We showcased our VR technology where students experienced immersive VR delivered by the CAVE.
More than forty middle school students from Imhotep Academy visited VARL and had hands-on VR experience. They traveled to a medieval castle, virtually, searched for hidden treasures and explored secret rooms!
Thank you for all VARL lab members who supported this event!