Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) June 12, 2013
Immersive 3D (i3D), a Baltimore-based education technology firm specializing in 3D virtual learning systems and platforms for K-12 education, named local business executive Joe Campanella as its company President. The announcement comes just as i3D is set to debut its Virtual Learning System “Cyber STEM Academy,” at the STEM Trek Conference on June 15 at Towson University.
“I’m honored to be at the forefront of the technology that merges the energy and graphics of 3D gaming with the promise of STEM-based learning curricula,” said Campanella, a Wharton School graduate and Baltimore businessman.
Campanella was the founder and CEO of Campanella Realty and Consulting, and is now bringing his extensive experience in business development, operations and management to i3D. Campanella has been active in the Baltimore business community for over three decades, including serving as an investor in the Gino’s Burgers and Chicken franchise that his father and former Baltimore Colt, Joe Campanella, helped found in 1957.
I3d’s new interactive learning system, Cyber STEM Academy, offers a plug-and-play platform for integrating STEM lessons and education games with existing curricula in a 3D multi-user environment. Students can create an avatar to explore the virtual school, discover experiential learning using the laboratories, experiment with physics in the gymnasium, play virtual instruments in the auditorium - all while being associated with the lessons in the classrooms. The student-friendly, multi-user environment also includes learning pods for additional studies in subjects such as nutrition, health, ethics, college planning and more. Additionally, plasticity puzzles, brain-training and memory exercises are presented to the student throughout the STEM learning experience.
“We’ve always known that kids can learn from playing video games and now we’re creating the platform for it to happen,” said Frank Vivirito, i3D founder and CEO.
Vivirito, a veteran Hunt Valley, Md. computer game professional, founded i3D after he was asked to create a prototype for local school districts and immediately saw a need and the promise of using video-game style 3D graphics to foster K-12 STEM education.
I3D, a supporting sponsor of the Baltimore County STEM Alliance, will debut Cyber STEM Academy at STEM Trek Conference on June 15th . This conference will provide an opportunity to share information about STEM initiatives in Baltimore County and the potential for collaborations and partnerships. Participants will include one representative from each Baltimore County Public School as well as other area STEM educators and professionals. The conference will feature a panel discussion, forum sessions, poster sessions and exhibitions from supporters and developers of STEM programs. STEM Trek Conference will be held at Towson University, University Union, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. For more information, please visit http://bcsastemtrek.eventbrite.com/.
About Immersive 3D LLC (http://www.immersive-3d.com)
Immersive 3D LLC, headquartered in Baltimore, Md., is the only K-12 fully 3D learning platform specializing in STEM initiatives. Through its Cyber STEM Academy, i3D is bringing computer game quality and immersive graphics to the classroom.