Sharon Green Middleton

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute unveils student-driven virtual reality lab

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute unveils student-driven virtual reality lab

Max Breitmeyer had already completed two of the most challenging Advanced Placement classes offered at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute by the end of his junior year, and he wanted to dig deeper into the world of computer science.

So he and three liked-minded classmates at the city high school conceived of and built a virtual reality lab in what used to be an empty classroom on Poly’s second floor. The school held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, celebrating the opening of the first and only virtual reality lab in a Baltimore public school, funded by Poly alumni from the Class of 1963 who wanted to support the youths’ drive and initiative.

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