Weird Science Lab Appoints New Director, Global Innovation

We are excited to announce Kabeleka A.D. Kabeleka has joined our firm as a Director - Global Innovation to further strengthen our ability to open Virtual Reality (VR) STEM labs in the emerging regions.

Kabeleka comes with a wealth of experience, having studied Computer Science at the highest level and developing E-learning initiatives for schools in his home country Zambia. As a Rhodes Scholar, he received two Masters from Oxford: one in Computer Science by Oxford Brookes and one in Social Science of the Internet by Oxford University. Kabeleka was also the chief programmer in the IEEE funded Digital Learning Units project which focused on the development of an E-Learning program to assist the pupils of Mitanto high school in Zambia in their studies.

Chairman Gary Pickholz said: “Through VR and similar technologies, we can transport an entire Oxford lab to a roomful of students in a barren classroom in Cambodia or Nigeria, at more than 65% less than the cost per pupil of actually building them a lab. We view Kabeleka’s appointment as a sign of our commitment to bring the Oxford’s University Press STEM curriculum to the emerging regions. I’m confident that Kabeleka will play a key role in bringing our ambitious project to fruition.”

In his new role, Kabeleka will be working closely with supranationals, Ministries of Education, and major technology firms in the emerging regions to help schools overcome the practical barriers to the adoption of VR labs.

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