IC Fellows Projects

Building the university
of the future

Our goal: All CWRU students have access to mixed reality by 2030.

With the support of the Provost, the IC Fellows program began in fall of 2021. During the course of their fellowship year, the cohort gains fluency in the application and best practices of mixed reality as a teaching tool and receives support in the design, build, and execution of customized mixed reality courses.


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Immersive Realms

IC Fellows Cohort 2023 ABOUT Elina Gertsman, PhD Distinguished University Professor + Acting ChairArt History + Art (CAS)Andrew...

Quantum Realm for Immersive Education (QuRIE)

IC Fellows Cohort 2023 ABOUT Shulei Zhang, PhD Associate ProfessorPhysics (CAS) Dr. Shulei Zhang teaches something that is...

Jaws At Work (JAW)

IC Fellows Cohort 2023 ABOUT T. Roma Jasinevicius, DDS, MEd Associate ProfessorComprehensive Care (SDM) As a long-time faculty...
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Biophysical Modeling

IC Fellows Cohort 2023 ABOUT Debra McGivney, PhD Assistant Professor Biomedical Engineering (CSE / SOM) Dr. Debra McGivney...

HoloBridge Inspector (HoBI)

IC Fellows Cohort 2023 ABOUT Xiong (Bill) Yu, PhD Opal J. and Richard A. Vanderhoof Professor + Chair...
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IC Fellows Cohort 2023 ABOUT Allison Hess-Dunning, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor Electrical, Computer + Systems Engineering (CSE) Biomedical...
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IC Fellows Cohort 2023 ABOUT Anirban Sen Gupta, PhD Professor Biomedical Engineering (CSE / SOM) Member, Cancer Imaging...
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IC Fellows Cohort 2023 ABOUT Jenny Hawkins, PhD Associate ProfessorEconomics (WSM)Associate DeanUndergraduate and Integrated Studies Dr. Jenny Hawkins...

Physics Playground

IC Fellows Cohort 2022 ABOUT Michael Martens, PhD ProfessorPhysics (CAS) Dr. Michael Martens has been a longtime collaborator...
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IC Fellows Cohort 2022 ABOUT Michael J. Hore, PhD Warren E. Rupp Associate ProfessorMacromolecular Science and Engineering (CSE)...


IC Fellows Cohort 2022 ABOUT Sudha Chakrapani, PhD John H. Hord Professor + ChairPharmacology (SOM) DirectorCleveland Center for...
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Creativity Engine

IC Fellows Cohort 2022 ABOUT Tiffany McNamara, MBA Senior DirectorSears think[box] Strategic Partnerships + Business DevelopmentAdjunct ProfessorHuman-centered design...

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IC Fellows Cohort 2022 ABOUT Maggie Popkin, PhD Robson Junior ProfessorAssociate ProfessorArt History + Art (CAS) Dr. Maggie...
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3-D DataViz

IC Fellows Cohort 2022 ABOUT Laura Bruckman, PhD Associate ProfessorMaterials Science & Engineering (CSE) In Dr. Bruckman's course,...
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Planetary Toolbox

IC Fellows Cohort 2022 ABOUT Steven A. Hauck, II, PhD Professor and Chair Planetary Geodynamics (CAS) Professor Steven...
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3-D Symmetry

IC Fellows Cohort 2022 ABOUT Alp Sehirlioglu, PhD ProfessorMaterials Science + Engineering (CSE) Crystallography is the study of...

IC Fellows Cohort Program Details

We are looking to our brilliant and diverse community for the next big idea in mixed reality for higher education. 

The IC Fellows Cohort is designed for instructors at CWRU who want to build their own mixed reality apps to use in class, under the mentorship of the IC and TLT. Participation is free and open to all CWRU faculty and staff.


The cohort covers a variety of topics about the transition to teaching in 3-D. Each IC Fellow will create a storyboard and class plan, which will ideally be fully developed and launched the following academic year.


The Showcase presentation at the end of the fellowship year is an opportunity to share the new applications with the CWRU community at large. Each IC Fellow presents their application and has a chance to walk visitors, colleagues, and students through the experience.