Charlie Heinz, he/him/his Academic Technologist and VR Program Lead

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Full position title(s)
Academic Technologist and VR Program Lead
Libraries department
Engagement, Outreach, and Community Partnerships


Virtual and extended reality is an emerging technology that creates new opportunities for student innovation, creativity and discovery. As an Academic Technologist and VR Program Lead, I am responsible for developing virtual reality services and resources in the Libraries for University affiliates and our community partners. We offer workshops, class instruction, equipment checkouts, project consultations, and open hours at our Virtual Reality Studio. What drives me are facilitating moments where someone gains the confidence to do something new or is opened to new possibilities. 

If you are curious about how virtual reality could be used in your teaching, research, patient care or innovative project, let's chat!


2008 -- Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota