Virtual Reality Pilot

University Technology Innovation of the Year

Morehouse College, a historically Black institution in Atlanta, started tinkering with virtual reality in the spring 2021 semester, offering a new way to visualize molecules in an advanced inorganic chemistry class. Muhsinah Morris, an assistant professor of chemistry who led the effort, said VR has impressed her, crediting the technology with boosting students’ grades by 10 percent and heightening student satisfaction and engagement with course material.

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