A Look Ahead: How the University Virtual Lab Facilitates Future Learning

Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 12:31PM

A Look Ahead: How the University Virtual Lab Facilitates Future Learning

With 2021 on its way, it’s a time for reflection and looking ahead, too—and as we think about all the ways the university virtual lab has facilitated learning this year, we are also thinking about the ways it can promote more accessible education in the new year and well into the future.

Just read on to learn more about the innovative power of virtual labs for universities—and how Mentis Science is here to provide that power with our comprehensive STEM solutions. Take a look.

A safer way to study

Of most pressing concern to educators today is, of course, safety. We imagine that this priority will remain long after our educational facilities return to “normal,” as we all look for ways to make the status quo safer for students and faculty alike. While not every aspect of the educational experience can be translated to the digital realm, virtual labs let students learn from home or remote, distanced environments without missing a beat. Just as many “plugged-in” companies are opting to go partially or completely virtual in the years ahead, STEM programs can follow suit and stay up-to-date with the times by implementing virtual labs.

A powerful supplement for in-person learning…

Virtual labs are more than a safe solution—they are a powerful supplement to any STEM program, giving students the chance to familiarize (or refresh) themselves with key concepts, or log simulated lab time in an environment where they might not otherwise have access to essential equipment. Like homework is to heftier projects, or quizzes are to exams, virtual labs can play a pivotal role in shaping your university’s STEM program when they are used to bolster your current offerings.

… and a more accessible way to understand key concepts

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of US STEM occupations is expected to grow by more than 10 percent in the next decade. With such promising potential for STEM students, we find it imperative to empower our future professionals with the tools they need for success in the field—and there’s no better place to start than with virtual labs. In 2021 and beyond, educators can resolve to implement virtual labs in their coursework to promote more accessible opportunities for all students.

At Mentis Sciences, our STEM solutions are designed to help solve today’s problems—and equip the young scientists who will solve tomorrow’s, too. Call us today to learn more about our university STEM kit solutions, virtual labs and more.

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