Name of Engagement
College of Integrated Science and Engineering
The Sphere Theater contains Science On a Sphere (SOS), which uses computers and projectors to display data onto a 68 inch diameter sphere. It was developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is primarily utilized by museums and science centers for informal education. There are 62 institutions in the United States (and 51 more institutions internationally) that use SOS. JMU was the first university to install SOS and is one of a few universities to use SOS as a pedagogical tool in university courses. The Sphere Theater is also frequently used for school visits, which are arranged through JMU’s Middle School Visit Program and the STEM Education & Outreach Center. JMU faculty and staff who would like to use the Sphere Theater should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU
Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)
Areas of Engagement
Community Engagement, Engaged Learning