(Bizjounals) – In recent months, Natalie Pitcher has witnessed a so-called “explosive” interest in the field of virtual reality among undergraduate and graduate students alike at MIT.

Pitcher, a graduate student at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, has now embarked on an initiative to make MIT a leader in the burgeoning field of virtual reality.

Still a nascent industry, the field of virtual reality allows users to to be immersed into computer-generated simulations of environments through hardware and headsets like the Oculus Rift.

High on the list of goals for the VR @ MIT initiative, which formally launched in February, is to heighten the profile of virtual reality startups being created by MIT students who are passionate about being at the forefront of the technology.

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