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UConn Science Saloon

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Storrs Campus
Pratt and Whitney Museum & Hangar

In a few short years, virtual reality has gone from science fiction to commercial tech. While most of us haven’t used it yet, VR applications have been wowing attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show for years, and the technology is beginning to enter the mainstream business world. Join us on the holodeck this January 16, where we’ll learn how virtual reality technologies are helping businesses save money, technicians fix unfamiliar equipment, and corporations make those annual compliance trainings a little bit fun. As usual, $15 gets you a free drink, food, and two hours of geeky conversation, plus the chance to get some hands-on experience with VR equipment. The holodeck’s meat world address is the Pratt & Whitney Hangar in East Hartford. See you there!

moderator: Patrick Belanger '16, '18 creator, NovaSwarm

Panelists: Michael Astrachan '87 founder and president, XVIVO

Horea Ilies professor and department head, mechanical engineering, UConn

Zach Stone '04 vice president of operations, Vuzix Corporation

$15 per person ticket price includes appetizers and a drink. Please RSVP by January 14, 2019. We look forward to seeing you there!

*Please note January 30th as the snow date for this event.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (snow date January 30, 2019) Pratt and Whitney Museum & Hangar 482 Airport Ave. East Hartford, CT 06118

Register at:


Caitlin Trinh (888) 822-5861

School of Business Alumni (primary)

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