MEDIA ADVISORY: Vice President of Research at Colorado State University demonstrating virtual reality goggles at Greeley middle school

Students at Brentwood Middle School in Greeley will don Occulus Rift virtual reality goggles to experience the feeling of riding down a river in a raft during an April 22 STEM demonstration led by Alan Rudolph, vice president for research at Colorado State University.

Rudolph is piloting a project that was commissioned by a STEM foundation to create a virtual science fair and educational science modules for middle-school-age children. 

"There is a revolution occurring in the use of immersive technologies,” Rudolph said. “I have been working with a foundation to sponsor a pilot project to develop science educational experiences for middle school science modules that can be easily adopted in the classroom and offer enhanced learning opportunities. We will be exploring other applications using this new technology including in the health sector and in admissions. It is exciting to see these pioneering efforts and explore new frontiers for CSU STEM."

What: Alan Rudolph, CSU’s vice president for research, is introducing middle school students to virtual reality and immersive environments with the use of Occulus Rift VR goggles.
Where: Brentwood Middle School, 2600 24th Avenue Court, Greeley
When: 9-10 a.m., Wednesday, April 22