Subject: Science on Tap - Tues. 2/26 - Virtual and Augmented Reality
Join us for our monthly Science on Tap lecture: "Virtual Reality: Hype or
Hope? Real-world applications of virtual and augmented reality that have an
impact." The speaker will be Amitabh Varshney, Dean of the College of
Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
RSVP at go.umd.edu/scienceontapfeb19.
Space is limited. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Happy
hour specials will be available until 7 p.m.
ABOUT THE TALK
While gaming and entertainment have propelled immense growth in the use of
virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), are these technologies
really capable of changing our society? Amitabh Varshney and his team at the
Maryland Blended Reality Center believe so, and they're currently working on
projects that can literally save lives and transform how we interact with the
world around us. Varshney will discuss the use of VR and AR in emergency
medicine, both for diagnostic imaging and medical training. Other work
involves the use of VR to help law enforcement agencies recognize and combat
implicit bias. And his team's work with creative artists at UMD offers
exciting new ways for people to experience the joy and beauty of an opera
Event Date: February 26, 2019
Event Start Time: 6:30 pm
Event End Time: 7:45 pm
Event Location: MilkBoy ArtHouse
Contact Person: Abby Robinson
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Contact Phone Number: 301-405-5845
Website URL: http://science.umd.edu/scienceontap-2019-02.html