VR Challenge

Frequently Asked Questions

You and your team will create a virtual or augmented reality experience over the course of a weekend. We will supply virtual and augmented reality software and hardware, invite participants with a wide range of backgrounds, and cater food, drinks, snacks, and coffee. Your goal is to develop your best idea for a virtual or augmented reality experience during the Friday brainstorming session, and release a virtual reality prototype by Sunday evening.

The worst case scenario is that you will work with brilliant people from numerous disciplines, and world-class researchers all with the common goal of learning the capabilities of virtual and augmented technology and create a immersive experience. Walk away from the VR Student Challenge with excellent experience, new friends, and connections to exciting industries! The VR Student Challenge will close doors at 10pm each night of the event to allow students time to rest, an important part of mental health!

Yes! We are looking to bring together teams with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of interests and skills. If you are excited about emerging virtual and augmented tech and look forward to working hard alongside your peers to build a creative prototype experience, your participation will be valuable.

Yes. While the majority will be students, we are definitely open to having some (very strong) non-student participants. Participants must be 18 and up.

The VR Student Challenge will cater all meals, drinks, and in-between snacks for participants. 

This year’s student challenge theme is ‘accessibility’. Ideas promoting scholarship, research, artistry, and community connection are strongly encouraged. Your project will solve a faculty-provided problem, which you and your team will choose.

Yes, you and your team will have access to the center’s Discord channel, which will serve as your resource home for the weekend, including basic instructional videos and reference links.