Educators can transform and accelerate STEM education with the zSpace STEM lab. The lab includes a set of studentvirtual reality stations and a teacher station, each outfitted with an interactive stylus, as well as educational software covering a wide variety of subjects, from science and physics to engineering. Users can “lift” virtual holographic images from the screen and manipulate them with the stylus. With two or three students at each virtual reality desktop, students can collaborate in teams and use critical thinking skills to solve complex challenges. They can perform highly engaging tasks that are often impossible in the real world—for example, exploring a volcano or experimenting with zero gravity. All zSpace activities are aligned with state and national science standards to support curriculum development and classroom integration. Teachers can browse activities by grade level, standard, or topic.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, IBM is working with policymakers and education leaders to increase the number of Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools(P-TECH)in the United States. Currently, IBM hosts 220 P-TECH partners worldwide, and the company plans to expand the program to 150 schools in the US—half of the company’s total commitment of 300 by 2023.
Calcflow, powered by Matryx on STEAM, lets students explore mathematical theorems and scenarios in an interactive virtual reality environment. Essentially it allows them to visualize mathematical concepts in a completely new way.
Teachers can bring real-world industry to their class this fall with the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge. By participating in this free three-hour virtual challenge, students experience the power of coding while uncovering how Amazon uses computer science and robotics daily to deliver customer orders.