ICDS RISE engineer ‘digs deep’ with President Eric Barron about the role of technology in immersive learningPosted on November 1, 2021
Patrick Dudas, a data visualization research and development engineer for Penn State’s Institute for Computation and Data Sciences (ICDS) and member of the RISE team, appeared on Digging Deeper, Penn State President Eric Barron’s podcast.
Dudas, who is also an ICDS affiliate and interim director of the Center for Immersive Experiences, and Barron discussed how immersive technology in the classroom can enhance learning. They also talked about how Penn State is applying the technology.
He said immersive technology lets students and researchers tackle problems they may not have been able to before.
“It’s allowing somebody to do a lot of the maybe more expensive or more difficult to put into a physical space, and allowing students and researchers to apply this to engineering problems, mechanic-type problems, physics space problems,” Dudas said.
Digging Deeper allows the president to explore how the University impacts the broader community and gives insights into the latest research and services.