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Faculty Affiliate/Associate Program Launched to Encourage Collaboration and Innovation

The VAR Lab is excited to announce the formal launch of its Affiliate & Associate Program, which provides exciting opportunities to foster a collaborative environment. This program is open to Behrend faculty and staff who wish to engage more closely with the VAR Lab. It offers individuals access to additional resources, equipment, and expertise.  The

By |2023-04-24T15:05:06-04:00April 5th, 2023|General, VAR Lab|0 Comments

Capturing 3D Models of Our Team!

Matchbox Studio is thrilled to announce an ongoing project that will showcase our exceptional team in a creative, fun, and personable way through the creation of a 3D model member catalog! Remington Orange, the project manager, has meticulously planned the workflow and is now capturing the scans, completing the post-processing, and publishing the 3D models

By |2023-04-24T15:07:33-04:00April 1st, 2023|General, VAR Lab|0 Comments

Exciting News: VAR Lab Secures First Graduate Assistantship Position!

We are excited to announce the creation of our first graduate assistantship within the VAR Lab! Being able to provide graduate students working within the VAR Lab with assistantships is a huge milestone for the lab and it’s goal of providing enriching experiences to student workers while also ensuring they are fairly compensated for their

By |2023-04-24T15:12:17-04:00February 15th, 2023|General, VAR Lab|0 Comments

Media Mention: Making History Immersive

Thank you to Behrend Magazine for writing the article "Making History Immersive," which discusses the use of our virtual and augmented reality technology to enhance historical experiences for visitors at the Hagen History Center. Click here to read the article: https://behrend.psu.edu/news-events/behrend-magazine/winter-2022/making-history-immersive

By |2023-03-31T09:17:47-04:00November 2nd, 2022|General, Media Mention, VAR Lab|0 Comments

Media Mentions: Corry Journal – 2022 Rankings

Thank you to The Corry Journal for sharing this exciting article about VAR, which has earned a spot in the top 10 rankings in the nation for 2022; click here to read it and learn more: https://www.thecorryjournal.com/news/behrend-ar-vr-programs-earn-top-rankings/article_1f3c9d04-62b6-11ec-aef1-03a93d174f95.html.

By |2023-03-31T09:17:57-04:00October 28th, 2022|Media Mention, VAR Lab|0 Comments

Media Mention: H&SS Newsletter – HHC Exhibits 2022

Thank you to the Penn State Behrend HSS News for sharing this exciting article about "The Story of Us," an exhibit at the Hagen History Center in downtown Erie that features interactive displays created by students in the VAR Lab at Penn State Behrend; click here to read it and learn more: https://issuu.com/psbehrend/docs/23_126_hss_news_final/4.

By |2023-03-24T13:25:32-04:00October 7th, 2022|Media Mention, VAR Lab|0 Comments

Media Mention: Animation Review Rankings 2022

Thank you to Animation Career Review for including Penn State Behrend among the Top 50 AR/VR colleges in the US. Click here to see the rankings for yourself.  The VAR Lab is honored to be a part of the Behrend campus and benefit from the presence of several great technology-related programs.  The organization is proud

By |2023-04-01T01:20:08-04:00October 1st, 2022|General, VAR Lab|0 Comments

3D Modelling Historical Items for Museum Exhibits

Over the course of several months, students and faculty collaborated to capture scans of about a dozen historical objects from two distinct eras (1890s and 1950s) gathered from the archives of the Hagen History Center and community partners. To ensure the best quality final product, scans were often repeated multiple times using our Artec Structured

By |2023-06-12T14:43:25-04:00August 12th, 2022|General, VAR Lab|0 Comments

Media Mention: Behrend Magazine – VAR Lab Spotlight

Thank you to Penn State Behrend Magazine for sharing this inspiring article about Chris Shelton's vision for the VAR Lab at Penn State Behrend, and how his dedication and hard work has helped the lab become a nationally ranked program; click here to read it and learn more: https://issuu.com/psbehrend/docs/behrend-magazine-spring-2022/12.

By |2023-03-24T14:18:26-04:00June 7th, 2022|Media Mention, VAR Lab|0 Comments

Media Mention: Behrend Blog – Senior Spotlight 2022

Thank you to the Behrend Blog for sharing this informative article about Marcus Jacobs, our very talented project manager here at VAR; click here to read it and learn more: https://behrendblog.com/category/var-lab/.

By |2023-04-07T12:05:09-04:00April 19th, 2022|Media Mention, VAR Lab|0 Comments
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