My name is Keanna Wright and I am a rising Junior Computer Engineering student at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. I plan to graduate Spring semester 2022. A few organizations that I am a part of include Alpha Lambda Delta: National Society for first year success, Society of Women Engineers, and National Society of Black Engineers.
I grew up in Hampton, Virginia and have always had a passion for Computer Science and Mathematics. Having two Engineers as parents has allowed me to see the importance of STEM education at a young age. I strive to one day have a career in the STEM field where I can be creative and make a positive impact on the world.
I am so excited about this summer DREU experience. Being able to contribute to a research project that can help others, while also expanding my learning is such an amazing opportunity.
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About My Mentor
Dr. Monica Anderson
Dr. Monica Anderson is an Associate Professor at the University of Alabama in the Computer Science Department. Dr. Anderson received her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota and received her B.S. in Computer Science at Chicago State University.
Dr. Monica Anderson’s research interests include robotics and multiagent/multirobot autonomy, teaming with humans and user interfaces and their effect on trust. For more information on Dr. Anderson and her research please visit the link below.
About My Project
For my 2020 DREU Project I am creating an immersive virtual reality environment. Virtual Reality is known for being immersive and can provide a hands on learning experience. This virtual reality simulation will be used to not only help others but to also create new studies. I am using Unity to build this virtual environment. I will also be using an Oculus Quest to test out my virtual reality environment. I am working along side of Nyala Jackson, who is also an undergraduate student researcher. She is creating her virtual reality environment using React360. Below I have provided a few of my project goals and a link to my final report.
- Create plain VR Environment in Unity.
- Add static elements to the Unity scene.
- Create hands on animations.
- Make environment interactable.
- Test environment with Oculus Quest.