On Thursday 28 June the Year 10 Computer Science group were lucky enough to visit the Hull Immersive Visualization Environment (HIVE) at Hull University. HIVE has a range of advanced visualization, motion capture and computer graphics technology. Dr John Purdy delivered a presentation to our students to explain how real time graphics are created and how they have developed over time. We also looked at how stereography and virtual reality work and how they are used in industry.
Students then had time to play with the equipment and immersive software which involved a virtual reality immersive cube, a virtual cycle ride around Hull City Centre and climbing to the top of a wind turbine. We then went on to have a tour of the robot labs and had a talk as to what these could do and how they were being developed. The 3D printing lab was our final stop where students saw objects being printed that would be used in research and industry. It was an excellent trip which gave students an insight as to where their computer science studies could take them and what courses they could study at university.
Computer Science Teacher