2019 AMI Online Salon

SlideBoxVR: A microscope-focused virtual reality app

Project Details

  • Entrant Name: Rachel Walker

  • Membership Type: Student Submission

  • Other Contributors:

  • Address: Pittsford,NY

  • Client: RIT

  • Medium/software used: Autodesk Maya, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects

  • Final presentation format: Animation

  • Primary Audience: Undergraduate students

Project Description

This animation is a preview of an educational app that will complement college-level science courses by providing an interactive introduction to microscopy. This virtual reality experience allows students to become familiar with the equipment that will prepare them for using a real microscope. After working with this app, students will be able to: (1) recognize and name the pieces of multiple microscopes, (2) properly place and view a slide in focus with multiple objectives under white and fluorescent light, (3) have a better understanding of common model organisms, and (4) recognize the types of experiments that can be performed with different microscopes.