NIU Tech Day set for Feb. 19

The NIU community is invited to experience the latest in technology during NIU Tech Day taking place on Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sponsored by Dell and hosted by the Division of Outreach, Engagement, and Regional Development and the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships with the support of University Libraries, the event will take place in 71 North on the lower level of Founders Memorial Library.

Representatives from Dell will lead the day-long event that includes three workshops examining augmented reality, virtual reality and how they interface with artificial intelligence.

“Dell technology is cutting edge and they have a long standing relationship with NIU,” said Howard Fisher, director of corporate sales for NIU. “It is important that both students and faculty be exposed to new uses for augmented reality, virtual reality and how it affects the world, careers and teaching now and in the future.”

Chad Glover, director of JobsPLUS, shared the sentiment.

“We know these technologies are going to play an important role in many ways, including in higher education and in the workforce,” Glover said. “I hope people walk away having learned something new about the technology.”

NIU Tech Day is structured like an open house so that Huskies can drop in any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Dell representatives will be on hand to answer questions and Dell equipment will be available for demonstration throughout the day.

Three workshops (lasting 30-45 minutes) will take place at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Workshop space is limited and advanced registration is recommended. Students may register for workshops online through JobsPLUS. Faculty, staff and all others may register for workshops online at NIU Tech Days.

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