Full Sail Joins VR/AR Association's Orlando Chapter
Published on Jan 18, 2022 by Jess Reider
The university has joined the global technology community’s local chapter to enhance networking opportunities, education resources, and more for students.
A longstanding member of the global technology community, Full Sail University and its degree programs centered on Emerging Technologies have allowed students to explore a wide array of tech applications in fields including healthcare, aerospace and defense, media and entertainment, and more. Recently, the university has joined the Orlando/Central Florida chapter of the VR/AR Association (VRARA) to help continue the focus on presenting new opportunities in tech through education while nurturing a rich network of tech professionals and industry leaders.
“At Full Sail, we make it a point to keep our finger on the pulse of the industries in which our degree programs and graduates serve,” said Luis Garcia, Vice President of Emerging Technologies at Full Sail University. “Being a part of the VRARA allows us the opportunity to learn, lead, and educate while continuing to contribute to our thriving tech community both locally and internationally. I’m honored to serve on the Orlando Chapter’s Advisory Board, and I look forward to all we will accomplish together.”
As a member of the global industry association’s local chapter, Full Sail and its students studying in tech-focused degree programs such as Simulation & Visualization will be connected to a global community of members and initiatives that provide valuable networking opportunities, educational resources, and access to industry expertise. Run by a local Chapter President, VRARA coordinates events, case studies, and highlights member institutions while connecting tech professionals across the association. Involvement in this collaborative network will allow the Full Sail tech community to accelerate the sharing of knowledge with professionals leading the implementation of tech across entertainment, healthcare, accessibility, healthcare, and more.
“Our region is home to a tremendous technology-focused ecosystem that is continuing to innovate at a rapid pace, thus solidifying Orlando’s place as one of America’s main hubs for the use of immersive technology,” said John Cunningham, VRARA Orlando Chapter President. “Having Full Sail University as a member of the Orlando/Central Florida Chapter is a testament to their continued commitment to pushing the tech industry forward, in addition to supplying their educators, students, and alumni with the valuable resources and opportunities made available through the VRARA.”
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