Virtual/Augmented Reality Lab

Discover a new world in the Virtual/Augmented Reality (VAR) Lab at Penn State Behrend. The VAR Lab works with students, the community, and industry partners to implement augmented and virtual reality solutions.

A young man wearing VR glasses demonstrates to two seated business people.

Innovative Solutions

The VAR Lab can help:

  • Enhance the learning environment
  • Recreate historically important venues in AR/VR to bring the world to Pennsylvania students (e.g., Fort Le Boeuf)
    • Methods of recreation include using visually and spatially accurate lidar scans of existing venues and designing 2D/3D digital models when scanning is not an option
  • Address training gaps in the workplace (e.g., virtual training simulations)
  • Promote well-being and mental health
    • Focused on increasing the accessibility, affordability, and availability of mental health initiatives
Smiling woman and man using virtual reality headsets in office.

Learn More

Want to learn more? Visit our full website to meet the team and learn more about our various projects.

Want to work with us? Email VAR Lab Director Christopher R. Shelton, Ph.D., at [email protected] to learn more, to collaborate, or to become involved in one of our projects.