The first project for Mount Vernon Presbyterian School students in the school’s newly-launched virtual reality lab is to create content for a new exhibit at the Center of Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.

Alec Johnson, a founder of the virtual reality lab at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, tries out the equipment. (Special)

One of the main goals of the virtual reality lab, which was officially launched April 9 at the private school in Sandy Springs, is to provide opportunities for students to create immersive VR content. The lab team is creating content for a new exhibit at the museum about the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

“It is so exciting to watch our students’ ideas go from dream to reality. Our young entrepreneurs are ready to face current challenges, work with industry leaders, and make an impact in the world right now. We are helping students learn to lead in the newest fields of technology,” said teacher Marie Graham in the release.