virtual reality

COIL is proud to support the Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Distance Education for Additive Manufacturing project through our Research Initiation Grant Program.


As additive manufacturing (AM, commonly known as 3D printing) increases in capability and industrial relevance, there is a growing demand for experienced AM practitioners to help maintain the United States’ competitiveness in design and manufacturing. However, large-scale… Read more »

We are proud to announce that the Immersive Virtual Reality (iVR): The Printing Press of the 21st Century and How Learning About Place and Space Will Never be the Same project has received seed funding through the Center for Online Innovation in Learning’s Research Initiation Grant Program.


Immersive virtual reality (iVR) technologies are changing the way people communicate information… 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 »

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