Join the Reese Innovation Lab as an Innovation Fellow

1/26/21: We are no longer accepting applications for this semester. We will post new positions in March for the Summer.

The Reese Innovation Lab is pioneering new ways to educate and inform people through experiential learning. The Lab creates immersive informational and educational experiences through new technologies such as Robots, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence.

The team of proven business professionals, faculty, visual artists, computer scientists, designers, and futurists use a human-centered approach to solving specific problems facing business education.

We are currently looking for students to work on projects that include VR Interactive Games, Robot Applications, Air-driven…


The UNC Reese Innovation Lab and Kenan-Flager Next, an applied research partnership, seeks a Business Fellow to develop go-to-market plans and strategies for new products. The fellow will join a team of creative applied technologists and storytellers working to create and share novel and immersive storytelling experiences. They create products that engage audiences by leveraging new technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality with unique, research-based perspectives.

JOB SUMMARY This position will research, write, and provide insights for commercializing innovations into new products. Business Fellow is responsible for working on multiple projects in various disciplines that could include…


We are making our Unreal to AWS Plugin open-source. For some of our Lab projects, we needed an easy-to-implement way for multiple developers to integrate Amazon Web Services to Unreal Engine.

Our lead VR Developer Daniel Sanchez explains how to implement this plugin in his medium post.


If you are trying to figure out why your Samsung washer is no longer balancing after a few years of use you will find it is not an electronics failure. It is basic chemistry.

The spider drive that turns and agitates the drum inside the Samsung washers are made of aluminum and are attached to a stainless steel drum. If you were to take your washer entirely apart as I did, you will find a highly corroded spider drive mount.

In a washer drum, an alkaline (aluminum) is exposed to a base (detergent) and oxygenation multiple times, and the…


How to manage a VR classroom in AltspaceVR or Mozilla Hubbs. Part 4 of a series on Teaching in VR.

VR Classroom Series: Part 1: Space Matters | Part 2: The Best Platform for VR | Part 3: How to Build a Classroom in Altspace VR | Part 4: Teaching and Presenting in a VR Class

Updated 4/16/20 to explain screen share ~SK

One student is standing on the table. Another student is writing with markers on the wall while another is playing with a laser pointer. …


This how-to guide is part of a series of articles about building and holding class in Virtual Reality.

VR Classroom Series: Part 1: Space Matters | Part 2: The Best Platform for VR | Part 3: How to Build a Classroom in Altspace VR | Part 4: Teaching and Presenting in a VR Class

Screenshot from Video tutorial of how to set up groups and events for a classroom in AltspaceVR

AltspaceVR does a great job of bringing people together in public spaces or small private gatherings. But I wanted to host a large but private (invitation only) class in a setting that allowed for break-out groups and a presentation screen.

I spent a lot of time…


Screen capture of Microsoft’s AltspaceVR and Mozilla’s Hubs

This is the second article of a three-part series on Virtual Reality Education.

VR Classroom Series: Part 1: Space Matters | Part 2: The Best Platform for VR | Part 3: How to Build a Classroom in Altspace VR | Part 4: Teaching and Presenting in a VR Class

Choosing the right technology platform for any educational experience is essential. Especially in VR. There are several solutions out there, but all are pretty young compared to other educational software, and most of the platforms I found were not built for educational purposes.

First, you need to know and understand the…


Reese Innovation Lab in Virtual Space

Editors Note: This is the first of a four-part series on Education in Virtual Reality

VR Classroom Series: Part 1: Space Matters | Part 2: The Best Platform for VR | Part 3: How to Build a Classroom in Altspace VR | Part 4: Teaching and Presenting in a VR Class

After my Virtual Reality class ended yesterday, eight to ten of the 28 students in the class hung around to catch up with each other. They were standing in groups of two or three well within the 6-foot social distance rule we now expect. …


Implementing online workflows for remote work

After my conceptual post about the future of remote work, many of you had questions about the practicality and how we manage our remote teams in the Lab to build creative projects and solve difficult problems. Here is a short video that goes through many of the concepts we teach to everyone on staff that will hopefully be helpful to you if you have recently found yourself managing a remote team.

In the video, I discuss the three major points to consider in remote communication and I talk about how we use Zoom, Monday.com, Slack and Github.


Remote lecture from a JW Marriott in San Francisco using trashcan and lamp.

The technical capabilities for remote work and distance learning have existed for years. Numerous companies provide apps like Skype, Slack, Zoom, WebEx, and others so any organization can have remote workers, host meetings across time zones, and lead a classroom. But despite these technological abilities, wide adoption of remote work and distance learning has been slower than predicted.

But not anymore. COVID-19 is jumpstarting the future of remote work. This crisis is forcing companies to prioritize organization-wide projects that enable employees to do their jobs without being able or needing to sit in the same physical space.

For remote work…

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