Lab Technology

From beginner to expert, get in touch with us to talk about how these technologies might be useful for you.

Visualization Technology

We have some exciting cutting-edge technology in the lab that’s available for classes and researchers. This includes:

  • A floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree visualization environment that includes sound and fits 15 to 20 people
  • A room for working with VR (Virtual Reality) headsets, including Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and a growing list of preinstalled VR Software
  • Robust lab computers with Unity software for building 3D games and environments

We’ve begun compiling a list of academic uses of VR — if you see something missing, please contact us at and we will happily add it.

Workstation Software

3D Modeling and Photogrammetry




Data and Programming

  • Open Refine (data normalizing)
  • Python (programming language), including Krita (digital painting and art tools)
  • R and Rstudio (statistical programming language and interface)
  • Ruby (programming language)
  • Tabula (data collection)