Grant Opportunities for XR

The XR Clinic initiative ties directly to the long-term goal from the office of the College of Engineering's Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education to support academic innovation, and to the College of Engineering’s mission to introduce new pedagogical methods & advanced tools for the delivery of preeminent engineering education.

Behind the Scenes: Re-creating Citizen Kane in VR

Students in Matthew Solomon’s classes are used to critically analyzing film. Now they get the chance to be the director for arguably one of the most influential films ever produced: Citizen Kane.

Novels in VR – Experiencing Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Wanting to create an immersive experience for her English students, Professor Sara Blair approached the Duderstadt Center about the possibility of turning a novel into a VR experience: Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Using Mobile VR to Assess Claustrophobia During an MRI

Having realized a problem with patients undergoing MRI scans experiencing claustrophobia, Dr. Richard Brown wanted to use VR simulations to introduce potential patients to what being inside an MRI machine might feel like.

Students Learn 3D Modeling for Virtual Reality

With just 5 weeks dedicated to their final projects, students in ArtDes 240 created navigable, immersive virtual reality environments.

Student Uses Photogrammetry to Miniaturize Herself

Stamps student Annie Turpin came to the Duderstadt Center with an idea for her Sophomore studio project: She wanted to create a hologram of herself using photogrammetry.

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Using the MIDEN for Hospital Room Visualization

Using the MIDEN for Hospital Room Visualization How can doctors and nurses walk around a hospital room that hasn’t been built yet? It may seem like an impossible riddle, but the Duderstadt Center is making it possible! Working with the University Of Michigan Hospital and a team of architects, healthcare professionals are able to preview […]

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Creating Cave-Like Digital Structures with Photogrammetry

Creating Cave-Like Digital Structures with Photogrammetry Students in Professor Matias Del Campo’s Architecture Thesis class have been exploring organic, cave-like structures for use in a real-world underground architectural space. His students were tasked with constructing textured surfaces reminiscent of cave interiors such as stalactites and stalagmites, rocky surfaces, and erosion using a variety of mediums-from…

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Xplore Engineering

Xplore Engineering is a summer camp designed for alumni and their children entering the 4th – 7th grade. Through a series of workshops, participants get hands-on experience in a variety of engineering disciplines.  For the third year in a row the Duderstadt Center participated in Xplore Engineering by offering a workshop in 3D Modeling &…

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Duderstadt Center Joins Local Artist to Re-Create the Gateway Bridge for Michigan Engineering

Duderstadt Center Joins Local Artist to Re-Create the Gateway Bridge for Michigan Engineering In June the Duderstadt Center was contacted by Michigan Engineering to assist with a special gift for an alumni donor. Their donor had been the designer of several bridges in the area, including the famous Michigan Gateway Bridge. The Gateway Bridge carries…

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S.C.I Hard Available in App Store

S.C.I Hard Available in App Store Those with spinal cord injuries (SCI) encounter a drastically different world when they are released from the hospital. With varying degrees of disability, mobility and function, the world around them becomes a collection of physical and mental challenges which is a complete departure from their previous lifestyles. Whether they…

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Steel Structures – Collaborative Learning with Oculus Rift

Steel Structures – Collaborative Learning with Oculus Rift Civil & Environmental Engineering: Design of Metal Structures (CEE413) uses a cluster of Oculus Rift head-mounted displays to visualize buckling metal columns in virtual reality. The cluster is configured in the Duderstadt Center’s Jugular software so that the instructor leads a guided tour using a joystick while…

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