Magic Leap Announces Strategic Initiative with South Florida Academic Organizations

Florida Atlantic University, Miami EdTech, ReGenerate Tech and the Crockett Foundation are among the first institutions to participate in local education
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Plantation, Fla. – March 16, 2022 — Magic Leap, Inc., today announced a new strategic initiative with Florida Atlantic University and several nonprofit organizations in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Through this collaborative effort, the company is investing its advanced Augmented Reality (AR) platform and expertise to provide critical educational opportunities aimed at cultivating the next generation of innovators.


As part of this collaboration, Magic Leap has formed a highly curated ecosystem of local organizations supporting learners of all ages – from K-12 to higher education. The initiative aims to not only catalyze STEM career opportunities, but also increase economic opportunity for South Florida students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds. These organizations include:


  • Florida Atlantic University, a leading public institution based in South Florida with deep intellectual capital and cutting-edge research in areas like AI, computer engineering and more. Expanding on its existing efforts with higher education institutions like the University of Miami, Magic Leap is providing students at the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science with access to its AR platform for in-classroom learning and research opportunities. This enables FAU students to innovate and uncover transformative breakthroughs across a wide variety of sectors spanning health care to the public sector.
  • Miami EdTech, a nonprofit organization that aims to increase computer science education in Florida by equipping K-12 teachers and students with development courses, curriculum design and entrepreneurship training programs. Miami EdTech will leverage Magic Leap’s technology to introduce students to spatial computing concepts for real-life applications.
  • ReGenerate Tech, a nonprofit organization that provides high school students and existing workers with computer science training, professional mentorship and upskilling opportunities. ReGenerate Tech will also utilize Magic Leap’s AR expertise to introduce and expand AR learning opportunities locally.
  • Crockett Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers after-school coding programs for middle school students. Magic Leap is working with the foundation to contribute technology resources for the Crockett Innovation Lab, an experiential learning environment that will provide Broward County students with immersive access to cutting-edge tools and technologies.


“At Magic Leap, we deeply believe in using our technology to effect positive change –starting with our home base in South Florida,” Magic Leap CEO Peggy Johnson said. “Our work with FAU, Miami EdTech, ReGenerate Tech and the Crockett Foundation is critical to the future of our community, particularly as we look to inspire, educate and nurture upcoming generations of technologists in a rapidly growing spatial computing industry.”


Magic Leap’s strategic initiative is laying the groundwork for a more sustainable talent pipeline in South Florida, one of the fastest-growing U.S. technology hubs. Looking ahead, the company will continue to provide access to its platform as it works to build momentum on spatial computing education and innovation across the local ecosystem.


“ReGenerate Tech is forging new leadership opportunities for students in its career pathways program with Magic Leap’s support,” ReGenerate Tech founder and chief networking officer Randall Deich said. “Our students are learning critical skills and concepts that will be instrumental to the development of the metaverse and other emerging technologies of the future.”


About Magic Leap

Magic Leap, Inc.’s technology is designed to amplify human potential by delivering the most immersive Augmented Reality (AR) platform, so people can intuitively see, hear, and touch digital content in the physical world. Through the use of our advanced, enterprise-grade AR technologies, products, platforms, and services, we deliver innovative businesses a powerful tool for transformation.


Magic Leap, Inc. was founded in 2010, is proudly headquartered in South Florida, with eight additional offices across the globe.