STEAM Initiative for Parents and Kids: Virtual Reality and Drum Circles


Saturday, September 23, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm

2017-09-23 09:00:00 2017-09-23 12:00:00 America/New_York STEAM Initiative for Parents and Kids: Virtual Reality and Drum Circles VR Studio at the D. H. Hill Library


Event Description

Virtual Reality Activity Description: Parents and kids will make their own immersive 360° drawing. With Panoform, a technology developed at NC State, participants will use paper, markers, and a smart phone to create their own immersive 360° experience. Panoform is a fun way to learn about simple immersive design.

Then, take an immersive virtual trip anywhere in the world. In the VR studio in the D. H. Hill Library, participants will use Google Earth VR to visit a dream location or fly over their own neighborhood in virtual reality.

Virtual reality sessions led by Pete Schreiner, NCSU Libraries Fellow, and Payod Panda, Pentair Fellow.

Drum Circle Activity Description: Drum circles are a way for us to enjoy a sense of community, find joy, reduce stress, and display teamwork while also engaging in self-expression. Rhythms are naturally mathematical, and the science and magic of acoustics allows for numerous sounds from a single instrument.

Drum circle session led by Rich Holly, executive director for the Arts at NC State.

Contact Information

Marian Fragola

Admission Information

Free and open to the public. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Register by calling Marian Fragola at the NCSU Libraries at 919-513-3481.


Other Information

Your child may be photographed and/or video taped while participating in the STEAM program.  The videos and photos may be shown at scientific meetings for presentations and in website promotion related to the STEAM Initiative only.  Parents will be asked to complete a questionnaire during the sessions.  Photography and videos will occur periodically during the sessions and will be used for promotional and research activities related to the project. However, the survey participation and photography/video are voluntary, and parents and children can opt-out at any time.  This opt-out decision will not impact your standing with NC State University, the NC State Alumni Association or the STEAM program.

This program is a collaboration between Dr. Fay Cobb Payton, professor of Information Systems/Technology at NC State, the NCSU Libraries, and Arts NC State. Generously supported by the Kenan Fund and the NCSU Libraries, with promotional support from NC State’s Alumni Association.


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

Virtual reality image.