At the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno students create visual verisimilitude using digital sense-of-place media. This is a portfolio of some of that work. Some students also create virtual-reality environments intended to be seen using a head mounted device, such as the Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard. This work may be seen here.
Their professor, Howard Goldbaum, has his own Nevada portfolio of virtual-reality work here.