The TechHub is an immersive and engaging environment housing a variety of technology exhibits that allow visitors to explore, learn, and share how innovative technologies can be used to transform formal and informal education.
Whether you drop in during open hours, visit with your class, schedule a hands-on tour with your group, need help with an idea you have, or are coming by for extra credit - we would love to have you visit.
Available technologies include 3D printing, 3D design, digital inking, VR/AR/MR/XR, robotics, laser cutting, gaming (we are the headquarters for Illinois Esports), and more.
We are located in 151A Armory Building. During COVID-19, we will be having modified hours and scheduling.
The Innovation Studio hosts university courses, tours, RSOs, events, research, and much more. Schedule a visit to see how this room can help your students bond, and see how new technologies are being used in your field.
Host your next class or group in the Innovation Studio and experience a high-tech experiential learning classroom with powerful gaming computers, virtual reality headsets, and a multitouch video wall.
Available technologies include a multitouch video wall with wireless presentation capabilities, 55-inch interactive touch table, wireless Oculus Quest VR Headsets, ceiling mounted PTZ cameras, screen capture, web conference and video recording capabilities and iBuyPower gaming computers with HyperX peripherals.
We are located in 172 Armory Building. During COVID-19, we will be having modified hours and scheduling.
VIRTUAL REALITY LAB
The Virtual Reality Lab serves as a research and testing grounds for faculty and students interested in exploring the educational potential of existing VR experiences, or in developing and testing their own VR content.
The VR Lab is a popular destination for those interested in exploring an immersive virtual reality experience. The lab is a great resource for creating videos with the green screen or conducting research.
Available technologies include a full room wireless VR experience (16'x 16') with a HTC Vive Pro head mounted display, multiple PC-powered Oculus Rift S stations and a variety of standalone headsets including the Oculus GO, Lenovo Mirage, and the brand new Oculus Quest.
We are located in 173 Armory Building. During COVID-19, we will be having modified hours and scheduling.
Scheduling Your Visit
Please email Jamie Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your visit! We will then contact you to finalize your request. Please note there are restrictions to the number of visitors depending on the requested space.
Please request your appointment at least one week prior to your preferred visit date.