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VARJAM Showcase Highlights Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technology

April 12, 2017

Participants of VARJAM 2017.

Photo Credit: CSUN Today

California State University, Northridge students and faculty came together for the first time to experience the world of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) at the 2017 VARJAM competition in the Delmar T. Oviatt Library’s Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room on April 7.

During VARJAM, the 10 competing student teams demonstrated the VR and AR projects they have been working on since early March to fellow CSUN students, faculty and judges from various VR companies within the technology industry.

“It was great to see the VARJAM students consider such innovative and real-world applications for the use of virtual and augmented reality,” said Hilary Baker, CSUN vice president for information technology and chief information officer.

To qualify for a spot in the VARJAM competition, student teams from all majors were required to register for the event and attend the workshops before submitting a two-minute multimedia presentation explaining the basics of their projects.

The winning teams were selected based on the judges’ evaluations of the students’ creativity and innovation, the effective use of VR and AR technology and the multimedia presentation’s quality. Additionally, one student team was chosen based on an online popular vote via CSUN’s Portfolium, an electronic portfolio network for students and alumni.

Read more at CSUN Today