How does an aspiring dancer become a pioneer of virtual reality technology? On this week’s episode, we highlight the extraordinary life of Dr Carolina Cruz-Neira, Interim Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Executive Director of Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. As one of the inventors of the CAVE (cave automatic virtual environment) she is able to transport a room of people virtually to any place in the world, creating a collaborative learning environment. Hear more from Dr Cruz-Neira about the exciting applications of this technology.
Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira discusses how she defines virtual reality and what it will enable in the future.
98% of Gen Z are using technology in school, according to a Dell Technologies survey of 12,000 Gen Z secondary and post-secondary students about their readiness for the workforce. Social media entrepreneur, Natalie Zfat, discusses some of the interesting results.
What’s the worst accident your laptop has survived? A drop? A spilled cup of coffee? Mike Libecki, National Geographic Explorer, is a little harder on his tech. His laptop has survived -67 degree temperatures and curious polar bears because his job is to travel to the world’s most remote and extreme environments. His passion is to make the world a better place. On this episode, learn how Mike’s non-profit organization is using technology to transform lives around the world.
Trailblazers takes a look at rigorous standards, improved inquiry, and how scientific breakthroughs have aided the investigative process over its history and into the future.
Putting the first man on the moon in 1969 cemented America’s dominance in the space race. And as we have continued exploration into the vast unknown, the purpose of each mission is about collecting data, terabytes of priceless and irreplaceable data. How does our body react to weightlessness? Can plants grow in space? Was there ever life on Mars? On this episode, NASA’s Tom Stein explains how and why he and his team collect, preserve, and distribute terabytes of irreplaceable data generated by the space program.