The Role of Software in Providing Funding for After-School Programs; Current Limitations of Virtual Reality Technology Regarding Human Senses

Lim, Tae Whoan, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Seabrook, Bryn, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia
Ibrahim, Ahmed, EN-Comp Science Dept, University of Virginia

Regarding the technical project, The After-School Association of America, also known as ASAA, is a nonpartisan association created to assist schools that provide after-school activities to students. Their mission is to provide financial assistance to schools in an effort to increase participation of students after normal school hours. They exist to remove financial barriers in the way and transportation issues for students and their parents so more students can participate in and enjoy school activities. A major problem the organization had was a lack of infrastructure. There was no proper managing tool to receive application from organizations, nor proper data gathering tools to keep track of financial and statistical information. In order to solve this difficulty, the capstone project team worked together to create a software system that fulfills all the given requirements by the owner of ASAA.
Regarding the STS project, virtual reality is a rapidly growing field in computer science that allows a user to interact with 3D images created with computer simulation. The ultimate goal of virtual reality is to provide a real-world experience in an artificially created environment. However, the current virtual reality system possesses several limitations regarding usability of human perception, which leads to a huge discrepancy between real world and formulated virtual reality experience. Therefore, STS research was conducted in order to reconfirm limitations to current virtual reality systems to find out possible solutions to those limitations.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
Virtual Reality, Human Perception

School of Engineering and Applied Science
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Technical Advisor: Ahmed Ibrahim
STS Advisor: Bryn Seabrook
Technical Team Members: Victor Cruz, Jack Durning, Nadia Hassan, Siddharth Ghatti

Issued Date: