Located in Lilly Library, Behrend’s immersive Open Lab is dedicated to facilitating immersive experiences at a classroom scale. The space is fully equipped with all the essential infrastructure required for individuals or groups to explore programs of interest.

Curious about incorporating an immersive experience into your curriculum? Submit this quick form and we’ll be in touch.

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What We Do

Supporting Integration
Into the Curriculum

Integration of XR technologies into the curriculum prepares the next round of graduates for the immersive future ahead.

Fostering Community
Outreach and Engagement

With the XR infrastructure in place, VAR Edu is useful as a tool for schools and groups to in the Erie region to use.

Open Lab for On-campus

Collaborating with on-campus groups to host immersive events and tournaments, providing resources for students to explore programs of interest.

Experience Catalog

The Experience Catalog is an ongoing, collaborative project between Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) and the Virtual and Augmented Reality (VAR) Lab at Penn State Behrend. This resource is free to browse for the general public and both TLT and VAR Lab welcome others within the University community who want to partner to further develop the Catalog.

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Integration Spotlights

News & Media

Program Partners


Explore our organization’s mission and learn more on the about page. If you have any inquiries or wish to get in touch, please visit our contact page. Your interest is highly appreciated!