LCSD to be First with Virtual Reality Semiconductor Ed Program

Liverpool CSD staff members using virtual reality goggles during the Superintendent's Conference Day.

The Liverpool Central School District will be the first in the world to have a virtual reality semiconductor education program offered to its students. The announcement was made during the recent Superintendent’s Conference Day by Micron Foundation's Head of Social Impact & STEM Programs Robert Simmons III, EdD.

“This is a dream come true for our district and our students,” said LCSD Superintendent of Schools Daniel G. Henner. “It is a privilege to be able to work with Micron and assist them with their newest educational opportunity.

“Our students will benefit from this program for years to come,” he added.

Simmons told teachers and staff that virtual reality semiconductor education has never been done before. While there is no current curriculum in place for this opportunity, the goal is to work with Liverpool CSD staff and administrators to help establish the program’s curriculum.

Micron will fully fund this program, which includes providing the district with a classroom set of virtual reality goggles, as well as access to the clean room the company is building at Onondaga Community College

“You’ll set the way,” Simmons said. “You’ll set the path.

It also was announced that Micron will launch its next Chip Camp, the only no-cost semiconductor education program by a semiconductor company in the entire world, in the Liverpool Central School District.

LCSD teachers and staff had the opportunity to work directly with Simmons throughout the conference day during multiple workshop sessions. These sessions included taking a virtual tour of the soon-to-be constructed Micron facility in Clay, as well as work in teams to design and build Wiggle Bots, a motorized contraption using everyday items such as toilet paper rolls, tongue depressors and pipe cleaners.

More information regarding the program and camp offerings will be provided in the near future via ParentSquare and the Liverpool CSD Web site.