Hey everyone. My name is Emmanuelle Hernandez and I am interning the summer for the Ballistics research team in the SPIRE-EIT REU program here at ISU. I am from the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo and heading into my fourth year in my computer science bachelor’s program. This is my first REU experience and I am very excited to be here.
Virtual Reality has always been fascinating to me. Even when I was little when virtual reality tech had not existed yet — or even my knowledge of virtual reality for that matter — I had always been dreamed about being immersed an actual video game and feeling as if I was physically there. I had dreamed about lucid dreaming before and always wondered if there was a way to make it more realistic.
So upon finding out I was accepted to SPIRE-EIT I was ecstatic! It’s been an amazing 2 days so far (we had our first full day yesterday but didn’t start blogging until today, our second day). I look forward to the entire summer and I vow do make the most of the opportunities here and apply the utmost of my ability to my group’s research project.