Applications Now Being Accepted for Advanced Virtual & Augmented Reality Workshop Series

Applications Now Being Accepted for Advanced Virtual & Augmented Reality Workshop Series

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Faculty are invited to apply to attend the UCSIM Advanced Virtual & Augmented Reality Workshops to learn more about authoring immersive content for teaching and research.  Five (5) faculty participants will be selected to attend each workshop series, which consists of two, 2-hour sessions held at the UCSIM | Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research in University Hall, including:

  • November/December 2016
    Authoring Augmented Reality Content for Android & iOS
    Learn how to develop your own mobile app using Vuforia and the Unity Development engine to create interactive augmented reality models that students can view with a smartphone or tablet.
  • February/March 2017
    Authoring Virtual Reality Content with Unity 5
    This workshop introduces how to use the Unity 5 Development engine to create basic virtual reality experiences.  Participants in this workshop will receive an Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) HeadMounted Display (HMD), an XBox One controller, and a Leap Motion gesture controller. 
  • April/May 2017
    Creating Gesture Controls with Leap Motion
    The movie Minority Report popularized the notion of using your hands to control computer interfaces, and in this workshop, you will discover how to use the Leap Motion controller to create your own hand mapping gestures and interfaces.  Participants of this workshop will receive a Leap Motion controller.

In addition, the workshops will include printed guides with instructions for installing, using, and developing basic content for the corresponding immersive technology covered in each workshop. Funding for the equipment to be granted to faculty participants of the workshop series was provided by the Office of the Provost through the Faculty Development Funds for Universal Providers program.

Applications are due by 5:oo PM EST on November 15, 2016.  Accepted applicants will be notified by email.

For more information, read the full application instructions and apply today!