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Marston Science Library Offers VR/AR Workshops

PHOTO: Image of students attending Sept. 2018 VR Workshop in Marston Science Library

GatorVR, a student group dedicated to promoting the research and development of virtual and augmented reality applications, and Marston Science Library have joined forces on a VR workshop series. The workshops are open to students, faculty, and staff of all skill levels.

“GatorVR’s workshops offer an introduction to learning industry-level skills involving virtual, augmented, and mixed reality with the goal of making the participant a more diverse and prepared candidate for the future of immersive content,” says Sam Garcia, president of GatorVR. Learn more about GatorVR by visiting

Each VR workshop is 60 to 90 minutes and focuses on a leading VR/AR technology. A recent workshop taught students the ins and outs of Unity, one of the largest VR development platforms. Garcia and members of GatorVR created a project while the workshop attendees followed along on their personal devices. All workshops take place on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at Made@UF in Marston Basement. Four additional workshops are scheduled this fall:

Oct. 2 – WebAR Workshop with AR.js & Mozilla A-frame
Oct. 16 – Intro to WebVR with Mozilla A-frame
Oct. 30 – STYLY VR Development Tool
Nov. 13 – Introduction to Amazon Sumerian

GatorVR members will be at Tech Fair, available to talk with you at the MSL table, so make plans to stop by on Oct. 10!