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VR/AR Innovation Studio

Our Mission

The VR/AR Innovation Studio is an inclusive, collaborative space that encourages experimentation, play, and research with virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies. Our goal is to educate students and faculty about these emerging technologies and how they can be integrated into the higher ed classroom.

Our Goals

  • Establish a campus-focused VR/AR Innovation Studio where students and faculty can try various VR/AR hardware and software that can be utilized in the classroom
  • Source off-the-shelf content and implement it in our university classrooms
  • Learn the pipeline of developing VR content
  • Create a VR/AR classroom where teachers can bring their classes for demonstrations, labs, and more hands-on lessons.
  • Formulate and teach at least one semester long class about VR/AR and its applications in their future careers.
  • Discover other avenues to implement AR/VR, such as virtual campus tours, virtual marketing materials, potential research opportunities, etc.
  • Provide a professional workshop where faculty and other USHE institutions can learn more about VR/AR and will develop curriculum for their current classes
  • Establish an VR/AR club on campus to create opportunities for students to take advantage of our hardware and software.
  • Join the national and international conversation on VR/AR by hosting, attending and presenting at tech conferences.

XR Southern Summit

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One of the first of its kind, the XR Southern Summit is a West Regional Conference that will bring together those within higher education who have a deep interest in XR (VR-MR-AR). At this Summit, presenters will share how they have been using XR within their universities. We have special presenters from the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies, the University of Utah, the Folke Institute, and many more. Vendors within the XR world will present and showcase their various products. The event will be held on Southern Utah University's Campus on March 15th and will begin at 9:30am and end at 5:00pm. Lunch will be included, as well as, light snacks throughout the conference.

Seating is limited so register now to save your spot. Free for SUU students.

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