Videos: A Sampling of Virtual Lab Tours

Here’s how some researchers and educators are giving prospective students and the public a window into their labs.

Andy Tay
Jun 23, 2020

When the recruiting weekend for a department at the University of Colorado Boulder was moved online at the last minute, trainees and professors quickly shot a series of tours to give prospective students a look at the labs they couldn’t see in person.

The department of biological sciences at Macquarie University uses professionally produced lab tours to attract prospective students and researchers, and to familiarize them with their future working environment.

Understanding Animal Research’s animal facility virtual tour aims to help the public better understand the use of animals in biomedical research.

The Dementia Research Institute at the University of Edinburgh uses virtual reality technology in tours aimed at educating the public about its research activities.

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