VR goes to the Fair

Five Iowa State University (ISU) students spent their Saturday at the 2016 Iowa State Fair promoting Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) to hundreds of fair-goers who walked through the 4-H building. Children and parents visiting the booth experienced … Continue reading

VRAC Public Tours announced.

Do you want to learn more about what happens at VRAC and experience the advantage of 3D enabled applications?  VRAC has announced three upcoming public tour dates for anyone interested in learning more about what we do here. … Continue reading

Pokemon Go & Augmented Reality

The hottest app making the news these days is an example of one of VRAC’s research areas – augmented reality.  Read the full article.  [Incidentally, the C6 in the Howe Hall atrium is a Pokestop.] … Continue reading

REU Intern on Research Path

2015 REU Intern Jordan Zonner cites Dr. Sharmin Sikich and the IINSPIRE-LSAMP program at Doane University with helping her find the HCI REU program at Iowa State.  Read about her experiences on their website:  http://www.doane.edu/news/doane-magazine-web-exclusive-in-the-lab-with-lsamp. … Continue reading

CHI 2016

One of the largest conferences held annually for new research in human computer interaction is the Association for Computing Machinery‘s (ACM) Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, often referred to by its short name CHI.  CHI was held this … Continue reading

HCI at 2016 GPSRC

HCI was well represented at the 3rd Annual Graduate and Professional Students’ Research Conference held in the ISU Memorial Union on April 12.  Open to students from every college at Iowa State, the conference provides an opportunity for the sharing … Continue reading

ISU event encourages STEM pursuit

Approximately 50 middle school students from Boone attended an event at Iowa State University on April 12 sponsored by a grant from the American Physical Society (APS) with the purpose of inspiring students to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and … Continue reading

Applications for REU|2016 are now being accepted!

Applications for this summer’s SPIRE-EIT REU program are now being accepted! This is a 10-week NSF sponsored program that provides undergraduates with hands-on research experience. For more details and to apply please visit the SPIRE-EIT REU website at http://reu.vrac.iastate.edu.   … Continue reading