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RAPIDS Award Supports Digital Design and Manufacturing

Cleveland State University has been awarded $213,888 by the Department of Higher Education’s (ODHE) Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) program to purchase an immersive virtual reality system for use in engineering design and prototyping.

After installation in the Dan T. Moore MakerSpace in the Washkewicz College of Engineering, the VR system will provide students with new ways to visualize and interact with course curricula, develop familiarity with current state-of-the-art digital design tools and expand skill sets that can translate directly to Ohio’s smart manufacturing and health care ecosystems.

If you are interested in developing VR applications with this system, please contact Ben Ward (

This news article orginally appeared in the Office of Research Newsletter - Volume 7, Issue 3.

Photo Credit: Visbox, Inc.