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WED 12:09 PM

For Edwood Brice ’19 (left), working on his thesis for the Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration program with a concentration in Informatics & Data Science had nothing to do with holing up in a carrel desk or spending all day in a traditional lab. Instead, Brice frequented the Digital Media Lab (DML) on the third floor of the W. E. B. Du Bois Library to investigate the effects of virtual reality (VR) exergaming (pairing VR with video games that provide physical exercise). With support from Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke’s thesis seminar, the UMass STEM Ambassadors Program, his Emerging Scholars Residential Academic Program peers, and the DML staff—including lead VR Specialist Yuntian Hu ’08 (right)—Brice successfully completed his thesis and degree. He now works as a data scientist at MassMutual and is pursuing a master’s degree in computer science at UMass.

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