Crack the code, win the prize, and share on social media!

Researchpalooza on August 8 is fast approaching, and this year the Medical School Office of Research has developed their own augmented reality game that helps researchers learn more about the Research Project Lifecycle here at the U-M!

Inspired by Pokemon GO, the Zappar game exposes hidden interactive experiences by using your smartphone to scan any of the 4 Zapcodes randomly scattered throughout the Office of Research tables at Researchpalooza. All you have to do is download the free Zappar app and look for the Zapcode Signs (example pictured to the right).

Each of the 4 tables with a Zapcode is assigned a letter of the alphabet. Simply unscramble the letters to reveal, and then submit, the secret code word. Then go to the Medical School Office of Research’s big white tent and show staff the “You’re a Winner” screen to win a fun Pop Socket for your phone!

And don’t forget, we’re social at the big event! Share your fun experiences on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #researchpalooza. Also, make sure to check out our Snapchat filter that day!

Researchpalooza is the perfect opportunity for colleagues and friends to have a great time and meet, mingle, and learn about the 90+ exhibitors from labs and offices of the medical school and across campus. Click here for an updated list of the exhibiting labs and offices. Questions? Contact Ann Curtis at