Growing up, Brandon Jorgensen had no idea that his love for video games would one day lead to a professional interest in the field of virtual reality (VR). Today he owns a VR company. Jorgensen grew up in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, (just east of Des Moines) and graduated from Southeast Polk High School. After high … Continue reading Childhood love of video games leads to professional passion for virtual reality
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A recent Forbes article focused on the impact that virtual reality (VR) has on training forklift operators features research by IMSE Associate Professor Rick Stone. The article cites Stone’s study of welding VR simulations which found a 41.6% increase in certifications and a 23% decrease in overall training time. “VR and AR technology has amazing … Continue reading IMSE professor’s research featured in Forbes
Earning a nickname can be a rite of passage for any freshman, rookie, or other newcomer, and for one mechanical engineering alum that rite of passage occurred within the first week of his new job. Adam “The Purple Squirrel” Carlson landed a job with Ford in January 2014, after finishing a dual degree in mechanical … Continue reading Nickname signifies rarity of skill set for ME alum
A graduate student advised by IMSE assistant professor Stephen Gilbert recently won the award for best poster presentation at an Iowa State research conference. Adel Sulaiman, a PhD student in computer science, was named the best poster presenter by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate at the 5th annual Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference … Continue reading Gilbert’s grad student wins best poster presentation award
Diana Peterson, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, envisions a 3D virtual reality program simulating human and animal anatomy to recreate the surgical experience. Two years ago, Peterson found the technology used to teach students about the inner workings of the human body surpassed what was used in veterinary … Continue reading ISU anatomy expert, CoE professors create digital models to train surgical students
KCCI recently ran a story on the C6 – a three-dimensional, fully-immersive synthetic environment located in Iowa State’s Virtual Reality Applications Center. Check out the video.
Judy Vance, Joseph C. And Elizabeth A. Anderlik Professor of Engineering, has received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, U.K. Heriot-Watt University has awarded Honorary Degrees every year since 1966, and has recognized more than 400 exceptional individuals for their outstanding achievement and distinction in spheres of activity that … Continue reading Vance receives honorary doctorate
Iowa State University doctoral students Leif Berg and Ryan Pavlik handed over a Wii Remote and a pair of 3-D glasses. A visitor to Iowa State’s newest virtual reality lab – METaL, the Multimodal Experience Testbed and Laboratory – took the tools and began walking the virtual floor of a factory. And there, to the … Continue reading Iowa State’s METaL lab develops multiple ways to experience virtual reality
‘Disruptive technology’ erupts on the scene at Iowa State as a small start-up moves into the medical marketplace—and beyond
BodyViz, an Ames virtual reality company developed by Jim Oliver, director of Iowa States Virtual Reality Applications Center and professor of mechanical engineering, and Eliot Winer, associate director of the center and associate professor of mechanical engineering, has taken the top prize of $25,000 in the fourth annual John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition.