Reflecting on the SparkTruck and the Greenbush STEM Lab

I ran across this older post today (from 2012) but it really emphasis the difference we are making with our Greenbush wide STEM work – http://www.greenbushlabs.com/LabsBlog/?p=1671   … but the piece that caught my attention was: – “One survey of student attitudes towards STEM found that “it is almost universal that mathematics and science is seen as boring and not related to real life” And these results: – “One longitudinal study found that SparkTruck experience with high school scientific research bumped the actual decision to choose a career in science about 13%. SparkTruck is only an afternoon with some fun tools. So, as far as workable solutions go, it’s a relatively solid (and inexpensive) solution.” … The SparkTruck was a project by Sparkfun launched back in 2012 that did very similar things to what we are doing with the Mobile STEM…

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Virtual Reality,Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality

we still don’t know enough about human perception to know what will work in virtual domains; it’ll take more VR to figure that out. We must navigate the treacherous valley before reaching new heights.we still don’t know enough about human perception to know what will work in virtual domains; it’ll take more VR to figure that out. We must navigate the treacherous valley before reaching new heights. A great read via Wired-https://www.wired.com/2016/04/magic-leap-vr/

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