Theresa Oehmke, PhD
2022 Seed Grant Awardee
In the Flow
In an effort to disseminate important research and impact an increased number of learners, the Infiniscope Science Activation team is partnering with early career researchers (ECRs) to create STEAM learning experiences exploring the effectiveness of Infiniscope’s Tour It compared to other low-cost, more immersive options. The ECR PIs will build a virtual tour, a virtual reality space and an in-person embodied art experience to teach about fluids’ role in regulating and changing environments globally.
In the University of New Hampshire’s 72 meter long Flow Physics Facility (UNH-FPF) the ECRs will use lights, cameras, and smoke to create flow visualizations of greenhouse gas transport in the atmosphere. Through collaboration with Infiniscope and aligning the virtual learning experience with Next Generation Science Standards, lessons on the Tour It or other VR platforms can assist thousands of educators in teaching tens of thousands of learners asynchronously, providing an immersive scientific exploration of an engineering facility to students all over the US by reducing constraints related to time, money, and physical ability.
Target Audience Age
Out of School
Home / Family
Dr. Theresa Oehmke
In the Flow PI
Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar
University of New Hampshire
I am a Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar at the University of New Hampshire in Mechanical Engineering. My research focuses on multiphase and sinlge phase transport in turbulent environments.
Infiniscope is a NASA-funded project that is transforming Earth and space science education and empowering educators through the creation of high-quality adaptive digital learning experiences, educator professional development, a community of practice, creative tools for designing digital content, and a robust set of educator resources.