Student Science Training Program (SSTP) is a seven-week residential research program for rising high school seniors at the University of Florida (UF). Over the course of seven weeks, participants conduct research in a laboratory setting under the mentorship of a UF professor. This program, intended for students interested in the STEM fields, consists of numerous successful alumni who have become doctors, researchers, educators, engineers, and CEO’s of their own companies.
I am a rising high school senior at Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. This summer as a part of the Student Science Training Program, I have been working in the Virtual Experiences Research Group (VERG). Under the mentorship of Stevie Carnell and Dr. Benjamin Lok I conducted research exploring the visual fidelity of virtual humans. This summer has truly been a great experience, and has truly opened my eyes to the possibilities virtual experiences hold. In the future I plan on study
I am a rising senior at Boca Raton Community High School in Boca Raton, Florida. As a participant of the Student Science Training Program this past summer, I worked in the Virtual Experiences Research Lab at the University of Florida under the supervision of Dr. Benjamin Lok and Stevie Carnell. Over the course of seven weeks, I conducted a comparative research study on the Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift head-mounted displays to see if one causes a significantly greater perceptual change than t