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Makerspace Anniversary and VR Experience - Happening May 19th

To celebrate the Ruth Lilly Medical Library Makerspace’s first anniversary, RLML Makerspace staff have partnered with Virtual Reality specialists from across the IUPUI campus to provide IU School of Medicine students, faculty, and staff with a hands-on VR experience in the Medical Library on May 19! RLML Makerspace staff members, Cassandra Jones and Amanda Papandreou, along with IU Health’s Jason Lilly, IUPUI University Library’s Jason Peercy, and the Idea Garden’s Zachary Snyder will be sharing their expertise and helping students, faculty, and staff take their first steps into virtual reality.

If Virtual Reality interests you or you’re curious to experience Virtual Reality for the first time, visit the Ruth Lilly Medical Library atrium on May 19th between 11 am and 2 pm, and don’t forget to stop by the RLML Makerspace on the second floor, room IB202, for cupcakes!

More about this event: Guests at the Makerspace VR Experience can look forward to exploring the different ways they can access VR across campus and the different ways it might be used in professional settings. The RLML Makerspace has a library of over 20 VR applications including two robust anatomy study applications, 3D Organon and Sharecare YOU. Users can also use VR for wellness, to create a serene space for meditation anytime, anywhere.

More about the Makerspace: The RLML Makerspace is located on the second floor of the Ruth Lilly Medical Library and it provides IUSM students, faculty, and staff with emerging technology resources including Virtual Reality Headsets, 3D Printers, and Silicone Molding and Casting Materials. The Makerspace has regular staffed hours of 10 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday, to allow walk-in appointments and in-person consultations. Makerspace staff are present to assist guests with any questions they may have and to get started using any of the technology available in the Makerspace, free of charge.

Registration not necessary to attend. Save this event to your calendar!

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