Successful Conclusion of the 2023 SPIRE-EIT REU Program at VRAC

The 2023 SPIRE-EIT (Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education – Emerging Interface Technologies) is in the book!  

SPIRE-EIT is a 10-week REU program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and organized by VRAC! Now in its 17th year, it offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research projects, collaborate with leading experts in the field of emerging interface technologies, and immerse themselves in the VRAC community. The program encompasses a diverse range of research areas.

To provide a glimpse into the exceptional work conducted by our REU participants, we have created a series of YouTube videos:

These videos showcase the innovative research, collaboration, and dedication of our participants throughout the program.

As we conclude the 2023 program, we are excited to announce that applications for the 2024 SPIRE-EIT REU program will be opening soon. Undergraduates interested in exploring emerging interface technologies are encouraged to visit our official REU program website at to learn more about the program, application deadlines, and eligibility criteria.

VRAC extends its heartfelt thanks to the NSF for their continued support of this program and acknowledges the dedication and hard work of all the participants, mentors, faculty and staff who contributed to its success.