Our student, Jingfeng (Craig) Zhang created a virtual environment to explore his interests in reinforcement learning and memory. In collaboration with Professor Jon Willits, Craig used Unity—a game development program—to simulate a world where characters learn from their predictions and actions. His innovative approach required hours of learning programming languages and Unity. With these tools, he developed neural networks, created a simulated environment, fine-tuned the simulation, and conceptualized how a virtual environment can inform our understanding of psychological phenomena. Craig’s technical skills, commitment to the project, motivation to innovate, and ability to problem solve will serve him well whether he pursues doctoral study or a career in industry.