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XR Super Girls Empowers Youth to Explore Careers in STEAM via XR

Updated: Jun 17, 2019



An inspiring morning at XR Super Girls: An Empowerment Workshop at XRMarin where 50 student youth and attendees were encouraged to pursue careers in STEAM and to become the next generation of female leaders in tech via the awesome potential of Extended Reality (XR). Inspiration and encouragement was led by Mary Jane Burke, Superintendent, Marin County Office of Education and three top XR entrepreneurs: Barbara DeHart,Co-Founder, Sama Learning, Suzanne Borders, Co -Founder, BadVR , and Sophia Batchelor, Virtual Reality at Berkeley. A diverse range of attendees came out to try virtual reality (VR) and learn more about careers XR including male students, middle school, high school, recent college graduates and female professionals in the XR. For many attendees, it was the first time trying VR and exploring careers in XR. VR Demo opportunities and raffles for prizes added to the fun of the day! Many thanks to our keynote speakers and mentors for sharing their words of wisdom, and personal journeys along with their heartfelt support our fledgling XR youth sisterhood and XR Marin. A special thanks to Oculus and XR Libraries for their generous donations to the raffle prizes.

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