UScellular provides tech to Beaumont Magnet

Susan EspirituNorth Knoxville

When Allison Comer, executive director of Muse Knoxville, served as “Principal for a Day” at Beaumont Magnet Academy, she saw the need for the virtual reality devices and reached out to UScellular for assistance. On January 26, UScellular answered Comer’s request with a donation of $3,125 in phone equipment for VR headsets as part of the company’s commitment to providing STEM and STEAM opportunities to youth.

Beaumont Magnet Academy will use the VR headsets for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics labs to allow students to dive deeper into the world of STEAM. In addition, Beaumont Magnet Academy will receive 25 devices to ensure the functionality of the headsets.

In the photo by UScellular, (standing) Tyrone Beach, Thomas White, Freya Fontanilla, Tallulah Gilchrist, Georgia Piburn, Lydia Hunter, Allison Comer, Jessica Reiner; Cindy Sanford; (middle) Oliver Pruitt, Ronan Irving, Eben Norris, Nolan Spainhour, Eli Peterson, Fox Akerman; (front) Frankie Greene, Fiona Granatino, Mabrie Wall, Cooper Hawkins and Bea Wealand.

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