Innovating with Purpose: Drones, Virtual Reality, Wearable Technology and More!

Students in this course will be exposed to, and engage with, a wide variety of cutting-edge innovative technologies, including virtual reality (VR), 3D printing, motion capture, and digital design to develop their skills and give them first-hand experience with 21st century design and development techniques in order to merge digital and physical innovation.

Learn how to fly drones to capture video and create 3D models, create interactive virtual reality experiences, learn the fundamentals of 3D printing and design, create animation using artificial intelligence and motion capture suits, use graphic design to create your own custom stickers, and design your own custom wearable device that you get to take home, and more!

a student experimenting with virtual reality

The Cube’s makerspace environment provides professional hands-on experience across various disciplines merging technology and art. Students will learn creative design techniques, problem solving strategies, content creation, and technical skills. Working with others, students gain valuable skills of collaboration and communication in a fast-paced innovative environment.

Planned Topics

Course topics will likely include:

  • 3D Printing and Design
  • Virtual Reality Development
  • Wearable Technology
  • Drones and Photogrammetry
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Editing and Production
  • Motion Capture
students experimenting with a drone
Niraj Chaudhary Profile Portrait
Faculty Lead

Niraj Chaudhary will be serving as the primary contact with support from Digital Projects Manager Keely Canniff and Innovation Spaces Manager Chris Crawford. Chaudhary is the Associate Dean for Library and Learning Center and oversees The Cube, which provides access to a variety of technologies, platforms, services and expertise to enhance learning, and serves as an incubator for boundary-pushing experiments. Before joining Pacific, Niraj served as Head of Library Information and Educational Technology Services at University of Colorado Denver.