IRVINE, Calif., August 1, 2012- Brendan Reilly, West Coast Business Development Director at EON Reality, recently spoke to students and faculty members at the STEM Summer Passport Event on July 26, 2012 at Los Angeles Harbor College. Reilly’s presentation addressed the availability of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) opportunities for today’s students, the importance of creating student engagement in science and technology based focus areas, and EON Reality’s efforts to push teaching methodologies to the next level in K-12 classrooms.
There is a major disconnect that exists between today’s youth and the desire to become involved within STEM related fields. Reilly discussed how EON Reality’s virtual 3D learning tools such as EON Creator, a 3D authoring tool that allows users to create interactive 3D lessons, and the EON Experience portal, an online library containing thousands of 3D models and scenes, can help build engagement among students and improve learning retention within the classroom. The event itself was the culmination of the STEM Summer Academy program, a 2 week series which gave students the opportunity to experience what it’s like to study specific majors such as Math, Architecture, Engineering, Physics/Chemistry, Computer Science, and Biology. Students researched different career options, then took an assessment personality test to examine what career path would be right for them. Following the program students will be placed in a cohort of 40 students and will finish their math transfer requirement one year earlier than the regular student. They will have the support of faculty, counselors, staff, and their own class learning coach to help them through their journey.
According to Reilly, “many students give up on their dreams of becoming Engineers, Chemists, or Biologists, due to their fear of Math. The STEM program will give students the tools and skills they will need to succeed in their college career.”
About EON Reality
EON Reality, Inc. is the world’s leading interactive 3D visual content management and Virtual Realitysoftware provider. EON Reality provides state-of-the-art 3D display technology for immersive and stereoscopic viewing, from portable tablet PCs and glass free stereo display systems to curved-screen and immersive rooms consisting of multi-channel projection walls. The technology foundation for developing interactive digital content includes importing the most common 3D animation formats into EON’s authoring software and creating modules and applications that can be viewed on various display systems. EON’s technology solutions enable all organizations to more effectively visually communicate, collaborate and accelerate knowledge transfer.
Industry leaders, including Atlas Copco, Bechtel, Boeing, Bombardier, Hon, Intel, Lexus, Lufthansa -Teknik, Lowell Manufacturing, Peterbilt, Samsung, Siemens Medical, Suzuki, Tobyhanna Army Depot, Toyota and Whirlpool use EON solutions to enhance the interactive user experience to effectively increase sales, better communicate product functionality and decrease the cost of service, training and technical support. Some educational institutions who have adopted EON’s technology solutions include: the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (located on the campus of the Florence-Darlington Technical College), Old Dominion University, Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Discovery World Museum, Oklahoma City Community College, Concord University, North Dakota State University, Texas State Technical College – Waco, El Paso Community College, University of Alabama, Hazard Community and Technical College, University of Hawaii, Lansing Community College, University of Kentucky, Maysville Community and Technical College, Miami University, Red Rocks Community College. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com.