University Libraries brings emerging technologies to Shawnee students

OU Libraries emerging technologies librarians traveled to Shawnee Public Library for their Science Monday after school program for elementary ages kindergarten through second grade "about the wonders of all things science." Emerging technologies librarians facilitated four hands-on activities to 42 children, the program's largest attendance to date.

“Kids at the event were able to see what it’s like to fly through the universe in VR, 3D scan an object, observe how 360 videos are filmed and experience what it’s like to play a 3D printed violin,” Ashley West, OU Libraries emerging technologies librarian, said. “This opportunity allowed kids to get hands-on experience with emerging technologies to provide a better understanding of how they are used. All attendees walked away with a heightened interest & excitement for emerging tech!”

Shalla Strider, children’s services librarian for Shawnee Public Library said this was a very special Science Monday program for young learners in the Shawnee community.

“Children were inspired by the engaging hands-on activities and were enthusiastic in their learning about these innovative technologies,” Strider said. “The librarians were knowledgeable, kind, and really connected with the children with ease. I look forward to continuing our partnership and working with them again in the future.”

Visit Innovation @ the Edge to experience these emerging technologies and more.

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