ARCore: Visualizing the Invisible
Rebecca Vieyra & Chrystian Vieyra
Founders @Vieyra Software
Rebecca Vieyra is a coordinator of an international STEM teacher education network in the Americas. Formerly, she served as the K-12 Program Manager at the American Association of Physics Teachers, and is a prior high school physics teacher from Illinois. She earned National Board Teacher Certification in AYA/Science-Physics in 2010, was selected as Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 2013, and served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at NASA HQ in 2014-2015. Rebecca is currently a doctoral student at the University of Maryland in science education, and is passionate about educational technology and science literacy. Rebecca resides in Washington, DC.
Chrystian Vieyra is an Android and iOS app developer with a specialty in visualizing sensor data. He founded Vieyra Software, and for the past 5 years he has worked on Physics Toolbox, a set of apps that turns your mobile device into a research tool. Born in Celaya, Mexico, he immigrated to the United States to complete his B.S. in Computer Science from Western Illinois University. Chrystian resides in Washington, DC.
In this session, participants will learn about a National Science Foundation-funded project to develop a smartphone app to visualize magnetic fields with AR. The developers will discuss the opportunities and challenges of working with ARCore and provide visual examples from their recently-developed project, Physics Toolbox AR. They will share their experience of using ARCore in an educational research setting to help learners make sense of fields in 3-D space. Participants will be welcomed to explore the app during an interactive portion of the session. Learn more about this project at
Introductory and overview