AR and VR in STEM: The new frontiers in science

Posted on August 24th, 2017

This blog post, which is part of a series from EDUCAUSE Review on VR and AR in education, looks at examples of AR and VR use in science in academic programs in the United States, noting that these projects are often interdisciplinary. One example involved Brian Greene, the director of Columbia’s Center for Theoretical Physics, using VR to explain string theory, which proposes that the universe exists in more than three dimensions. At the World Science Festival in New York, Greene was also able to teach a featured session on string theory with students from around the world who were wearing VR headsets.