It is not just always easy for STEM students who is going to come up and find enough lab time to get their work done with an ease, which is often essential for their degrees or colleges. Whether it is just more than to student demand, school budgets or students living far away from their university’s labs, there are a range of obstacles. To come to that end, largest tech giant company Google has teamed up with Labster to open more than 30 virtual reality labs in the field of Daydream to help students get more lab time no matter where they are with virtual.
All those candidates who are studying for the online BS in Biological Sciences at Arizona State started working in the labs earlier this month, with full course credit available. The degree features 30 VR simulations on some of the important topics like animal physiology, ecology and molecular biology. The University of Texas which is located at San Antonio, MIT, McMaster University and other schools in European and North America will also let students carry out work in VR labs soon.
Apart from just that such as sequencing Deoxy Ribonucleic Acid and viewing organisms with a microscope, Google says the labs allow students to carry out work which is not just like possible in a physical environment. Those who also include manipulating Deoxy Ribonucleic Acid at the molecular level and visiting an exoplanet that could potentially sustain human life. The labs also let students manipulate time to see the results of experiments faster, or reverse course and go back to correct mistakes and re-run experiments.
Students can explore all their techniques and theories as much as they like there’s no time limit on their use of the labs and no risk of other students shoving their experiments aside to make space for their own work. Feedback is also available to the students directly within the VR app.
Google and Labster hope to make the VR labs more available to students everywhere eventually. If you have a Lenovo Mirage Solo headset or Daydream View, you can check out a version of the labs in application of Labster’s which is available on Android and iOS though full access is limited to licensees.