Conrad Tucker

WHEN: October 31, 2016 from 8:00am – 5:00pm EST
WHERE: Heritage Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center, University Park, PA
REGISTRATION: Required at using registration code VRSIM16

Penn State is hosting its first ever Immersive Reality Symposium on Oct. 31 to showcase the broad spectrum of virtual, augmented and mixed reality research that is underway throughout the University.

The symposium… Read more »

“Networked, Real Time Translation of 3D Mesh Data to Immersive Virtual Reality Environments,” a paper authored by five Penn State engineers, will receive a best paper award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) 36th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference – Virtual Environments and Systems.

Published for the conference, the paper highlights research investigating how the real-time creation… Read more »

Conrad Tucker, assistant professor of engineering design and industrial engineering and an affiliate faculty member of computer science and engineering, is the principal investigator of one of four proposals selected by Penn State’s Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) to receive research dollars through its Research Initiation Grant Program. A total of 30 proposals were submitted to COIL… Read more »

COIL is proud to support the VR Penn State: Teaching Engineering Concepts in an Immersive Virtual Reality Environment project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.


Communicating an idea is an integral part of learning, particularly in the STEM fields where idea generation is a key element to successful solutions. This study seeks to explore whether there exists statistically significant differences… Read more »

Conrad Tucker and a group of engineering students are using immersive virtual reality to improve online learning through the support of the COIL Research Initiation Grant program.

“Online learning gives us huge opportunities in higher education. You can connect with more diverse people across greater distances, for example,” said Tucker. “But online courses also limit you in some ways —… Read more »