High school students from any location may participate in our year-round learning experience through our avatar technology Open Simulator. Students will benefit by gaining tangible technology skills, beginning with exposure to the virtual reality domain, and – more importantly – developing the essential “soft skills” that are highly valued and sought after by prospective employers. A successful experience will also strengthen any future college applications.

Each student will learn Open Simulator virtual reality basics, which will help acclimate them to our 3D virtual world that we call Deep HoriXons (DHX). All projects inside our 3D virtual campus are team-based, which allows students to work with and learn from their peers as part of a team. The program is what we call spare-time / flex-time.

The program is broken into two different tracks – a basic track and an advanced track. Everyone begins on the 2-week basic track to learn the fundamentals of virtual reality from home and to apply it on a short team project and then given the opportunity to continue on the advanced track in one of the project areas below as part of a team.

The “APPLY TODAY” is temporarily disabled until the application process for 2019 is finalized in late January.


Project Areas for High School Students

  • Virtual Reality – work on an avatar team to develop virtual reality projects such as our Mission to Mars, etc.

  • Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals - a very challenging project-based introduction to Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals for students with some computer programming background and experience with college-level mathematics.

  • Telepresence Robotics - for onsite teams, gain hands-on experience with a humanoid robot.

  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals– learn basic cybersecurity and apply it to create a cybersecurity game in virtual world.

  • 3D Printed Drone Engineering – gain experience as an avatar in “drone” engineering design principles.

  • Wearable Technologies – explore wearable technologies for medical, music, fashion or other applications.

"The experience was incredible, and I want to thank you (again) for that."

"The experience was incredible, and I want to thank you (again) for that. Since I liked the project so much, I've decided to study Computer Science as my career. I discovered that I like to create new things with code. The Cyber Camp was an eye-opening experience, and I can't wait to start my studies."

Rodrigo C.

“I will always remember and be grateful of this experience”

"My experience at Discovery Lab Global was unlike anything I have ever experienced before. There were days I hated it. But then there were days I was in awe of my accomplishments. I am not a computer science major - so this did not come easy to me. It was challenging and I failed (which I am not used to doing), but in my failure I succeeded. I believe that this experience allowed my resume to stand out and helped me get into the university of my choice. I will always remember and be grateful for this experience."

Zoe H.