November 14, 2020

By Janice Phelan
Communications and Marketing University of Central Missouri Missouri Innovation Campus

The University of Central Missouri will launch its new Mixed Reality Studio at a Virtual Sneak Peek from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 20. The studio is part of UCM’s Gigabit Lab and is located at the university’s Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit.

The Virtual Sneak Peek is among a number of special events planned throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The preview, co-hosted by Lee’s Summit Velocity, will be offered at this link.

The Mixed Reality Studio aims to advance state-of-the-art technology in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) by developing new applications and educating the next generation of researchers, developers, entrepreneurs and technologists while collaborating with industry.

The Lee’s Summit studio provides access to leading edge devices, educational programs and industry through leadership that will educate and inspire the next generation of innovation in the areas of augmented reality and virtual reality. Access to the studio will help students, faculty and industry innovators to create, develop and deploy new applications, products and services.

The Mixed Reality Studio was made possible by MoExcels funding, a Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (MDHEWD) initiative to facilitate development and expansion of employer-driven education and training programs to substantially increase educational attainment.

For more information about the Gigabit Lab and Mixed Reality Studio, contact Joe Mullins of UCM at jmullins@ucmo.edu or (816) 441-2861.