SIS Faculty Members Introduce Virtual Reality to STEM Summer Campers


Lexington, Ky., (June 6, 2019) This week marks the first week of the UK See Blue STEM Summer Camp 2019 and four faculty members from the School of Information Science (SIS) are participating, representing SIS TECHub. Teachers will be instructing students about technology through hands on learning with virtual reality.

Faculty members Brandi Frisby, Jessalyn Vallade, Joe Martin, and Kody Frey are implementing virtual reality to engage with the campers through explanations of VR and how it can be useful.  Demonstrations also show how people build VR worlds, allowing the students to learn and create their own virtual reality world. The students are extremely excited about this learning experience and opportunity to show off their creativity in a unique way.

UK See Blue STEM Summer Camp occurs three weeks in June for elementary to middle school students to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The camp uses hands on learning and real-life applications to teach students about these valuable fields of study.