VR STEM Tools Heading To California & Nevada Libraries

Nanome partners with HTC to extend their virtual science, mathematics, engineering and tech tools to new locations.

As part of HTC’s new Vive Libraries program, the Taiwanese-based electronics company recently donated a whopping 110,000 HTC Vive kits to libraries across California and Nevada. The generous contribution was part of an ongoing effort to promote the use of high-end VR within communities.

Now it appears as though these California and Nevada VR systems will be receiving an upgrade in the form of a series of advanced STEM tools. Brought to us by Nanome, the studio behind the free VR math tool CalcFlow, these additions range from 3D graphing and molecule visualization, to protein model information and various calculus tools.

Intended to help ease the headaches of calculus using VR technology, CalcFlow allows users to alter 3D graphs, easily modify parameters and even model concepts entirely in 3D. NanoOne, on the other hand, lets you visualize and model molecules in an immersive 3D space. NanoPro, the final tool, permits the same but with additional atoms, proteins and molecules in a shared space with other users.

“The Vive Libraries program will bring our unique STEM experiences to learners in over 100 locations across California and Nevada,” states Vive in an official release. “In addition, these users will have access to Nanome’s blockchain platform Matryx, which rewards collaboration in STEM. Matryx functionality may also have an opportunity to be featured on the HTC Exodus, a blockchain-powered smartphone.”

“This generous contribution by Vive is helping bring a virtual world of adventure and learning to communities across California,” adds Greg Lucas, a California State librarian. “ As more virtual reality stations take root across our library system, we are seeing positive learning impacts and visitors that are genuinely excited about technology and education.”  

The Vive Libraries program currently includes 35 other educational VR experiences such as Amazon Odyssey, Berlin Wall: The Virtual Reality Experience, Earthlight VR: Spacewalk, Everest VR, Super Puzzle Galaxy, Oceans of Wonder, Operation Apex, Stonehenge VR, and The Night Cafe: A VR Tribute to Van Gogh among many, many others.

Image Credit: HTC / Nanomi

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