Bringing Industry and Higher Education Together to Shape the Future of XR

In this week’s MiXR Studios podcast, we talk with Rebeca Pagels, the Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the University of Michigan’s School of Information, and Amy Klinke, a Senior Director for the University of Michigan’s Business Engagement Center. Both Rebecca and Amy were instrumental in bringing together the XR community at the University of Michigan and helped set the stage for what would ultimately become the XR Initiative. In their work, they engaged alumni and individuals at corporations such as Disney, Lenovo, Microsoft, and Oculus to develop mutually beneficial relationships with the University of Michigan. In this episode, we explore the XR journey the University has taken over the last 4 years and what the future may look like.