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Dr. Hieftje gave the Keynote presentation at the Intercultural Competence and Global Education: New Perspective, Implementation, & Evaluation 2021
Situated at the National Taipei University of Education, Taipai City, Taiwan, Dr. Hieftje described the process of “Bringing Game-based Health Interventions into the Classroom”
Dr. Weser Gives Cognitive Science Public Lecture at Vassar College
On October 6, 2021, Dr. Weser presented at her alma mater, Vassar College, for an invited public lecture hosted by the Cognitive Science Department. Dr. Weser’s talk, Virtual Reality in Behavioral Science: Basic and Applied Research Applications, discussed her work using VR from her graduate school days through her current work on Invite Only VR.
Dr. Marks was an invited speaker at the Pediatric Gaming Technology Symposium
September 23, 2021: Dr. Marks was an invited speaker at the Pediatric Gaming Technology Symposium, Association of Child Life Professionals to review Evidence Base XR Interventions
Dr Marks was an invited participant at the National Cancer Institute Innovation Lab
August 2, 2021: Dr Marks was an invited participant at the National Cancer Institute Innovation Lab: Designing a Better Patient Experience as part of the Cancer Moonshot
Drs Hieftje and Marks presented at the International VR and Healthcare Symposium
Attending virtually in fall 2021, the co-directors discussed “XRPeds: A Collaborative Endeavor to Improve Pediatric Care and Outcomes”
Games for Change Conference 2021
On July 13th, Dr. Weser presented at the annual Games for Change Conference. Dr. Weser presented the lab’s recent work on InvestiDate, the “Multiplayer Dating Game to Empower Black Teen Girls.” As a winner of the Innovative XR laurels through the XR Brain Jam, Dr. Weser also presented her XR Brain Jam project, PowrPosrVR, during the XR Brain Jam Panel.
2021 XR Brain Jam
Both Dr. Weser and Mr. Sands participated in the XR Brain Jam, a weeklong event sponsored by Games for Change that is designed to bring teams of game developers together with academics to create a meaningful XR experiences! Brandon Sands’ team created Cafe SerniTEA, an experience that gives users insight into the lived experience of those suffering from panic attacks and provides skills they can use to navigate distressing situations. Dr. Veronica Weser’s team created PowrPosrVR, a brief intervention to increase self-positivity and self-efficacy through an embodied VR experience. PowrPosrVR was selected by the panel of expert judges as the recipient of XR Innovation award.
Serious Play Conference 2021
On June 25th, both Drs. Weser and Hieftje presented at the annual Serious Play Conference. Dr. Weser presented the lab’s recent work on InvestiDate, the “Multiplayer Dating Game to Empower Black Teen Girls” and Dr. Hieftje presented “Invite Only VR: A Vaping Prevention Game for Teens”
4th Annual Yale Postdoc Symposium–WINNER!
Dr. Veronica Weser won a top prize for her presentation, “Developing a Multiplayer Dating Game to Empower Black Teen Girls” at the virtual 4th Annual Yale Postdoc Symposium on June 15, 2021.
Dr. Hieftje presented in the Health Services Research Seminar
On Jun 3, 2021, Dr. Hieftje presented Extended Reality (XR) in Health and Medicine in the Health Services Research Seminar jointly hosted by the Center for Research on Health Care, The Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, and RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute.