RamReality weekend returns to campus

Experience the limitless potential of virtual, augmented and mixed reality with Colorado State University students, faculty and friends as part of RamReality, which includes the XR Symposium and Hackathon events.

The events kick off on Oct. 18 on the CSU campus, with the XR Symposium from noon to 4 p.m. in the Morgan Library Event Hall. The Hackathon is from Oct. 18-20 in the Nancy Richardson Design Center.

XR Symposium

The XR Symposium brings together designers, creators and psychologists to discuss trends and potential for mixed reality technology. Join the event for a virtual reality networking lunch from noon – 1 p.m., followed by informative talks and a panel discussion.

Speakers include:

  • Dan Graham, associate professor in the Department of Psychology and the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University
  • Victoria Interrante, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Minnesota
  • Tom Krummel, co-director of Stanford Biodesign at the Standford Byers Center for Biodesign and Emeritus Emile Holman Professor
  • MaryKate Mahoney, global head of VR for Healthcare at HP Inc.

This event is free and open to the public.

Event details 

Date and time: Oct. 18, noon-4 p.m.

Location: Morgan Library Event Hall

Event information and registration: research.colostate.edu/ramreality/symposium


Teams of software developers, programmers, artists and innovators will gather in the Nancy Richardson Design Center for a 48-hour competition. The event is designed to engage students in a collaborative way that allows them to create a virtual and augmented reality experience.

Judging will be based on criteria that includes design, methodology, execution and creativity. Cash prizes will be awarded to winning teams on Oct. 20. CSU students must register online before Oct. 8 to participate.

RamReality is sponsored by The Office of the Vice President for Research, HP Inc., CSU Online, Morgan Library and CSU Ventures.

Event details 

Date: Oct. 18-20

Time: Starts at 5 p.m. on Friday and ends 7 p.m. on Sunday

Location: Nancy Richardson Design Center

Event information and registration: research.colostate.edu/create