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Contact: Christine Payton Aug. 4, 2011
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
Event scheduled for Friday, August 19, 2011
Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise in University Research Park will be hosting an Open House on Friday, Aug. 19 to showcase some of the most recent projects, as well as the progress that has been made in regards to commercializing research efforts.

LITE will begin the morning session with hosting three discussions that focus on different sectors of visualization, and then will hold the traditional Open House during the afternoon that will run from 3-6 p.m.

The first sector will be from 8:30-10 a.m. and will focus on the visualization of geological data. Members from the U.S. Geological Survey, UL Lafayette and LITE will discuss the positive effects that immersive visualization have on the study of geological data and showcase the current projects that use these technologies.

The second section will concentrate on immersive virtual learning environments and will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This discussion will focus on how these technologies are being proven to enhance training environments for any business.

Members from the Department of Transportation and Development will be present to speak about their recent research study that utilized an IVLE created by LITE, and the results of that study.

The last session, exploring medical data, will run from 1-3 p.m. and will focus on volumetric medical-scan visualizations and the huge strides that are being seen in the

LITE’s Partner, Dr. Mark Stellingworth, cardiologist at University Medical Center (UMC) as well as other partners from TeraRecon and Medtronics, will be present to discuss their involvement with these leading edge medical technologies.

From 3-6 p.m. LITE will host the traditional Open House where all attendees will have the opportunity to tour the building, all of the visualization venues and see LITE’s current projects that are pushing the boundaries in technology.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to see the UL Lafayette CREATE Omni- Directional Treadmill and other visualizations from Christie Digital.

ALL Open House events are free and open to the public. All community and members of the media are encouraged to attend.

The full agenda can be found on the LITE website at http://www.lite3d.com/openhouse.html

For more information on the event please contact LITE’s Public Relations and Outreach Director Erin Ryan at (337) 735-5483.
About UL Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with over 16,500 students. It’s a public institution that awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and leads the nation in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes – Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns – compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.

Document last revised Thursday, August 4, 2011 10:59 AM

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