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 »

At Penn State, researchers are offering prototype versions of immersive Virtual Reality (iVR) lessons in three courses this fall and spring to engage students in the advantages and promises that such learning offers.

A multi-disciplinary research team, led by Alexander Klippel, associate professor of geography, and including members from the departments of Geography and Geosciences, the Stuckeman… Read more »

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 »

Historic Campus Modeling Project aims to enhance Penn Staters’ sense of place and University history.

In an effort to more clearly visualize previous iterations of campus, a cross-disciplinary group of researchers is using virtual reality and 3-D modeling technology as a time machine to travel back to the early days of Penn State.

According to project lead Alexander Klippel… 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 »