June 6th: LED Immersive Open House for Faculty

A Mechdyne LED screen lets students explore a 3D environment.

Published May 18, 2023

UB faculty: Interested in learning about the newest technology in virtual teaching and research? UB Information Technology is hosting an LED Immersive Open House for faculty on Tuesday, June 6th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Level Up (Lockwood 2 North).  


A photo of Michael Canfield.

Michael Canfield joined UB in January 2023 as an IT Communications Specialist for UBIT. A former newspaper reporter with a background in higher ed communication, Michael is also a volunteer firefighter. When he’s not writing or learning about all things UBIT, Michael likes to spend time with his wife and two English bulldogs, Franky and Grace. He’s also an avid student of the Battle of Gettysburg and a (sometimes) hockey writer.


Try out the tech

During the open house, faculty will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on demonstration of Mechdyne’s immersive virtual teaching and research laboratory using a 65-inch screen and VR headsets. 3D virtual reality content will feature experiences from the International Space Station, an operating room, flying a drone, and content from UB Indigenous Studies and Archaeology.

Tell UB what you think

UB is considering development of an immersive virtual teaching and research laboratory on our campus, and faculty will have the chance to provide feedback on the direction the university should take in this exciting area.   

Real-world applications of virtual technology

Mechdyne’s immersive virtual teaching and research laboratory can be used for engineering, design, collaboration, research, construction, healthcare, eSports, virtual video production, manufacturing and real time revision. The technology, known as “Flip Chip LED,” can be configured to any size, arrangement, curve or pattern that a design requires.