Discovery Education STEM Day: Meet Cory Key

#CelebratewithDE and join us as we tour Discovery Communication’s world headquarters and meet the men and women behind the world’s #1 nonfiction media company.

With five live-streamed career spotlights and accompanying hands-on STEM activities, your students will be immersed in the STEM skills needed to succeed in a variety of creative and technical fields.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Broadcasts at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, and 2 PM ET



Cory Key

Discovery Communications Vice President – Digital

Career: Virtual Reality Developer

Imagine swimming in shark-infested shipwrecks or freeboarding the windiest street in the world. Virtual reality can take you to new worlds like never before, immersing you in time, space and story. But who creates these immersive experiences, overseeing the creative design and technical development?

Cory Key is Vice President of Digital, overseeing creation of digital interactive experiences that align to Discovery brands. For example, with Skywire Live, daredevil Nik Wallenda walked a tightrope across the Grand Canyon. Viewers at home could go online to take a 360 degree panoramic digital “walk” themselves, seeing the hair-raising views from the wire 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge.

Most recently, Cory has helped launch Discovery VR, a new brand of experiences combining the immersive power of virtual reality with Discovery’s 30-year history of engaging and exceptional content.


Hands-on STEM Challenge: VR Viewer – DOWNLOAD

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Profiles of Scientists and Engineers: Virtual Reality Scientist

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Explores the occupation of Jurgen Schultze, a virtual reality scientist. The program introduces the different fields of study that interact with virtual reality scientists, and evaluates the career path for individuals interested in virtual reality science.


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