VAR Edu, Behrend’s immersive classroom located in Fasenmyer 200, recently participated in Penn State’s Parents, Families, and Alumni Weekend event hosted on campus in the Fall of 2022. On Saturday October 15th from 10am-4pm, all were welcome to come in and experience immersive technologies for themselves. VAR Edu was filled with activity as people, ranging from children to senior citizens, eagerly awaited their turn. Participants could experience programs such as Mission ISS, Google Earth VR, Beat Saber, Superhot VR, Epic Rollercoasters, and many more. 

That day, we were able to facilitate nearly 200 guests. The VAR Edu team is proud of the attention we garnered and the accomplishment of facilitating such a large crowd in a smooth, efficient manner. Watching the families and alumni interacting with the technology made all the hard work worth it. 

The 2022 Students, Families, and Alumni Event was a major achievement for VAR Edu, displaying our dedication to promoting awareness and understanding of immersive technologies among a wider audience. Moving forward, we plan to take part in similar events to further advance our mission to engage people with immersive technologies both inside and outside of the classroom.