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University research group creates immersive experiences through virtual reality

Cory Scribner, senior in Engineering, uses the Oculus Rift virtual reality program to operate devices in a model of a research reactor that was once on campus. His research group, headed by Rizwan Uddin, develops virtual reality programs that can be used in academic and workplace settings.

By Abrar Al-Heeti

April 22, 2015

Paul McCartney stands on stage. His band is in the background warming up for another song. There is the sound of a drum and cymbals starting up a rhythm. Bright lights shine from overhead and from below the stage to reveal the waving arms and excited movements of the eager, cheering crowd. It’s after tu...