The Techie behind the Tech

Andrew Dayton is the Director of the Sevenstar Spatial Network, He is helping to build an interconnected network of community and industry emerging technology work centers that communities will utilize to provide a pathway to economic revitalization and sustainability.


The Sevenstar Spatial Network  is a dedicated, server-based network of fiber-connected computers equipped and staffed to offer virtual reality and advanced scanning and rendering technologies to collaborative groups situated directly within Northeastern Oklahoma homes and communities as well as within community schools.




The American Indian Resource Center works within Cherokee Nation boundaries to incorporate emerging technologies into schools.  The AIRC also provides Virtual Reality instructional content that relates directly to Oklahoma State Standards by grade level.  AIRC has provided equipment and training to schools, teachers, and administrators as well as developing relationships within the global emerging tech industry.   

Dayton is a PhD candidate in Developmental Psychology at the University of California Santa Cruz.  His research examines cultural differences in collaborative micro-behavior in everyday learning contexts.  His work is focused on the analysis of naturalistic video data in terms of mutual engagement and interactional synchrony. 


"We partner with industry to connect job readiness initiatives to virtual training for specialized skills needed by key regional and global employers." - Andrew Dayton