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Navy STEM Tour at UIW - A Virtual Reality Experience

Navy STEM Tour travels to San Antonio Navy Week

During Navy Week, students will experience the power of STEM through the eyes of a Navy SEAL when the Navy STEM Tour drops anchor in San Antonio, TX. 

The Navy STEM Tour is designed to empower students to go beyond what they thought possible in science, technology, engineering, and math. As the need for STEM professionals continues to grow, the U.S. Navy is taking a virtual reality experience to schools across the country to share the value and excitement of STEM careers.

The Navy STEM Tour will feature the Navy’s immersive virtual reality display, named the Nimitz, at:
University of the Incarnate Word (4301 Broadway in San Antonio, TX) Feb. 21, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Feb. 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. near the Ann Barshop Natatorium.

This virtual reality experience has introduced more than 30,000 people to Navy life since its launch. Inside the Nimitz, students will strap on an Oculus Rift headset and pilot a high speed assault craft under enemy fire.

Don’t worry, nobody gets hurt—but everybody is challenged. This life-like Navy rescue mission promotes leadership, critical-thinking, and teamwork—increasingly valuable skills in today’s competitive job market.

“Every day I hear stories of Sailors that have been tested and shaped by their time at sea,” says Rear Adm. Peter A. Garvin, commander of Navy Recruiting Command. “To achieve the next level of excellence in technological advancements, we must introduce students to the meaningful adventures of the U.S. Navy.”

The Navy STEM tour visit will also mark the local debut of the Navy’s new brand and tagline, “Forged by the Sea,” highlighting the transformative power of the sea and the U.S. Navy.

America’s Navy is now engaging young men and women of the Centennial Generation, who have different goals, expectations, and media-consumption habits than their Millennial predecessors. The Navy recognized the need to adapt to these changes and will meet young people in the digital space to teach, educate, and inspire the best and brightest. 

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