Katherine Smith is a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University. She received B.S. degrees in applied mathematics and mechanical engineering from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Old Dominion University. Ms. Smith is also pursuing a PhD in Modeling and Simulation. Her research interests include serious games for STEM education, instructional technologies for mathematics in higher education especially in online environments, scientific visualization in immersive environments including algorithms for automated feature detection, and computer visualization, with an emphasis in game-based learning and virtual and augmented reality.