WebXR for Public Engagement – Penn State Behrend – B


Penn State Behrend


Copper Class (2021 – 2022)


Marissa Rossi, Software Engineering
Mio Diaz-Santiago, Software Engineering
Odhrán Kelly, Software Engineering
Taren Lewis, Software Engineering


Dr. Ibrahim Naseem, Chair and Associate Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Penn State Behrend


Our team has been tasked with creating a WebXR immersive web experience that does this historic mission justice. The purpose of the WebXR software is to educate the public about the Psyche mission through an interactive, mobile touch screen-based virtual experience. A large-scale 3D-printed model of the asteroid will be made and shared with NASA’s Museum & Informal Education Alliance for use in museums and/or classrooms. By interacting with this 3D model via scanning QR codes, users are able to experience elements of the Psyche mission in a virtual web-browser (WebXR) experience, while enjoying the museum environment.

This work was created in partial fulfillment of Penn State Behrend Capstone Course “SWENG 480”. The work is a result of the Psyche Student Collaborations component of NASA’s Psyche Mission (https://psyche.asu.edu). “Psyche: A Journey to a Metal World” [Contract number NNM16AA09C] is part of the NASA Discovery Program mission to solar system targets. Trade names and trademarks of ASU and NASA are used in this work for identification only. Their usage does not constitute an official endorsement, either expressed or implied, by Arizona State University or National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of ASU or NASA.