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Virtual and augmented reality focus of Binghamton University's TIER Talks

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Virtual and augmented reality will be discussed by experts, all Binghamton University alumni, during Binghamton University's annual TIER Talks series. The TIER talks is a great way for students, faculty and locals in the area to learn more about VR and AR, as well as meeting alumni who work on it. 

TIER Talks is supported by M&T Bank and organized by the Binghamton University Alumni Association. Since its inception in 2014, the speaker series has leveraged distinguished Binghamton alumni and faculty to address hot topics such as political polarization and the neuroscience of addiction.

During the session, "Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: The Future Is Now," presenters will explore how VR and AR will ultimately change the way we live, work and play. Increasingly, businesses are investing in these new tools, which will grow substantially in the coming years and affect industries far and wide, ranging from healthcare and education, all the way to entertainment and national defense.  

One of the presenters, Matthew Gill, joined Kara Conrad to discuss the lecture. Gill is a senior at Binghamton University majoring in electrical engineering. He is also co-founder of simulation start up, Enhance VR. Other presenters include, Hiren Bhinde ’05, director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc and Mario Palumbo ’87, director of technology for wearable devices at Intel.

The TIER Talks about virtual and augmented reality will be on Saturday, October 7 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Casadesus Recital Hall or the Fine Arts Building on the Binghamton University campus. It is free and open to the public. 

Additional event details, speaker bios and registration information are available online. Questions can be directed to the Binghamton University Alumni Engagement office at (607) 777-2424 or email 

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