Apr 2019


The 2nd Annual MAVRIC conference will take place September 17-18, 2019 in downtown DC.  Information and Call for Speakers available at

April 23, 2019
futureNOW: VR & Architecture with American Institute of Architects

April 27, 2019
Maryland Day at University of Maryland - College Park
MAVRIC invites you come to College Park and celebrate Maryland Day, a day of learning, fun and discovery. At the 21st annual edition, you’ll find a wide variety of family-friendly events and activities where you can explore our world of fearless ideas.  See the new Iribe Center, explore a virtual reality classroom, and see what the students in the XR club have been building this year!

May 9
Come join us at the Startup Shell Expo on May 9th from 5:30-6:30pm. Our annual expo will feature company's working at the forefront of major industry's including agrotech, sustainability, AI, beauty, and much more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite venture to receive a $500 grant. Please visit for more information and tickets.

Now -> May 27, 2019
Join MAVRIC in celebrating ARTECHOUSE’s new seasonal exhibition which celebrates the cherry blossom season and brings the iconic, fleeting beauty of Sakura into the digital realm, with interactive and immersive digital art installations. On view March 20th - May 27th in Washington D.C.
* Header Image courtesy of ARTECHOUSE and the artists - all rights reserved by the owners.

Funding Opportunities

May 31, 2019
The Best Buy Foundation will provide funding to equitable, innovative, impact driven programs in eligible non-profit organizations committed to enhancing the lives of teens 13 to 18 years old through cutting edge technology enabled curricula as a means to prepare teens for the tech-reliant jobs of the future.

May 31, 2019 - Scholarships
The Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund
The WomenIn Scholarship

June 12, 2019
Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. Digital platforms — such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments — can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for the American people. 

Extraregional Opportunities

June 7, 2019
SFI Discover Programme 2019 - Science Foundation Ireland, through its education and public engagement programme, seeks to promote the awareness and engagement of the Irish public with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Aug 29, 2019
EDIDP-SME-2019: Innovative defence products, solutions, materials and technologies, including those that can create a disruptive effect and improve readiness, deployability, reliability, safety and sustainability of EU forces in all spectrum of tasks and missions, for example in terms of operations, equipment, infrastructure, basing, energy solutions, new surveillance systems.

May 29, 2019
Innovate UK is looking for proposals to develop:
-innovative 5G infrastructure technologies that make use of artificial intelligence (AI) in network operation or multi-access edge computing (MEC)
-applications and services that use 5G networks to offer new or improved user experiences
-5G features in satellite networks or 5G applications and services integrating satellites
Applications and services can be about the Internet of Things (IoT), the tactile internet, mission critical applications, infotainment mobile services or immersive technologies.

Job Opportunities

Junior Software Engineer - Space Telescope Science Institute is seeking a temporary Unity3D software developer to develop simulations and scenarios in virtual reality (VR).
- 1 year position with possible extension


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