Math & Computer Science

Woman wearing a VR headset

Science Communication in Virtual Worlds

May 22, 2020

by Sasha Kaurov

Many museums and planetariums are struggling under current social distancing policies and will likely continue to be affected for months, if not years. Thus, it might be the time for experiments with engaging audiences by other means. In this post I will discuss how the initiative I started with OmniScope, an organization to explore novel media for science communication, is testing virtual worlds as a tool for bringing the immersive and interactive experiences online to reach audiences around the...

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Brooke Kuei

Brooke Kuei

PhD Student in Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University

Brooke Kuei is a PhD student in materials science and engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests are in transmission...

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Chris Gonzalez

PhD Student in Neurosciences at UCSD
ComSciCon-SD 2018 Panel Moderator: Connecting Science and Policy
Logistics Team, ComSciCon-SD 2018
Chris Gonzalez is a 3rd year Neuroscience PhD student studying sleep rhythms in humans. He uses recordings taken from epileptic patients to describe how sleep... Read more about Chris Gonzalez
JC Gumbart

Dr. James Gumbart

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
James Gumbart is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009, with post-doctoral training at the Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Gumbart designs hands-on workshops for college/graduate students and classroom demonstrations for K-12 students, particularly illustrating molecular simulations using VMD Lite. The VMD Lite program was designed in Dr. Gumbart’s lab with the goal of bringing molecular visualization down to the high school level. Modules featured emphasize free-form questions and self-guided exploration to give students a chance to develop their own curiosity.