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UCSIM | CENTER FOR SIMULATIONS & VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS RESEARCH

Unleashing the potential for scientific discovery, innovation, and creative play with immersive technologies.

The UCSIM | Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research develops world-class immersive technology applications for research, scientific collaboration, and higher education. We help researchers solve urgent real-world problems in safe virtual spaces, encourage faculty and administrators to re-imagine the university experience with virtual and augmented reality, and partner with industry to develop innovative data visualizations, training simulations, and user experiences. Our multidisciplinary approach combines subject matter expertise from the university’s scientific community with UCSIM’s technical expertise in augmented and virtual reality application development, computer simulations, 3D modeling, UX/UI, and instructional design to create applications that unleash the potential for scientific discovery, innovation, and creative play with immersive technologies.

UCIT LEADING INNOVATION IN IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES

After much anticipation, the first consumer versions of virtual reality systems like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR are launching in 2016, and we are seeing exciting developments in augmented reality with devices like Google Glass and Microsoft HoloLens.  Whether you’re a researcher looking to conduct experiments in virtual reality, or an instructor curious about using virtual reality for teaching and learning, UCSIM can help you navigate this emerging technology landscape.

UCSIM looks forward to working with the campus community to explore creative ideas for using virtual and augmented reality in teaching, learning, and research in the coming year.

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LEVERAGING RESEARCH

UCSIM is solving urgent real world problems in safe virtual spaces with faculty, industry, and student researchers.

REIMAGINING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE

UCSIM works with the campus community to re-imagine the university experience with virtual and augmented reality.

EXCELLENCE IN E-LEARNING

UCSIM uses innovative immersive technology and 21st century learning tools to create experiential learning opportunities that resonate with the learners and leaders of tomorrow.

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EMERGING TECHNOLOGY HYPE CYCLE

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