High school students from any location may participate in our year-round learning experience. 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 valued by prospective employers.

Each student will learn Open Simulator, which includes the basics to acclimate them to our virtual reality technologies and communication platform. All projects are team-based, which allows students to work with and learn from their peers. Peer mentors, recruited from the top tier of past sessions, will provide additional technical support. The program is also part-time and flexible.

The program is broken into two different tracks – a basic track and an advanced track. There are two 5-week sessions offered this for the basic track and one 10-week session for the advanced track.

The link to “Apply Today” is temporarily disabled until the application process for 2019 is finalized in January.


Example Project Areas for High School Students

  • Virtual Reality – using OpenSim, students may develop virtual reality projects for markets, propose layouts for physical spaces, training facilities or interactive exhibits

  • Telepresence robotics

  • Cybersecurity – learn principles of cybersecurity and apply it to create a cybersecurity game in virtual world

  • 3D Printed "PhoneBOTs" – gain experience in engineering design principles

  • Wearable Technologies – explore wearable technologies for medical and music 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.