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Virtual reality class inspires students in math and science: #STEM

Virtual reality class inspires students in math and science: #STEM

Last Updated: 06/18/2013* A portal to another world – that’s what students in Tucson, Ariz., are discovering this year. A virtual reality system used by Raytheon engineers is allowing middle-schoolers to venture into 3-D worlds they’ve designed in school, from computer-generated forests to Rube Goldberg machines. “When students put on these 3-D glasses, they are guided to another reality, where the world around them is virtual and fully immersive,” said Lisa Kist, a science teacher at Tucson’s Gridley Middle School. Raytheon’s Immersive Design Center brings school projects to life for Gridley Middle School students in Tucson, Ariz. Kist’s students are using Raytheon’s Immersive Design Center, where engineers “go inside” virtual rocket engines or practice building satellites. The company used it to lay out its newest factory in Huntsville, Ala. The Gridley program – part of...

Full article: http://www.raytheon.com/newsroom/feature/rtn13_virtual/

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