Bringing biology labs to more students using VR
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Bringing biology labs to more students using VR


[MUSIC PLAYING] MIKE ANGILLETTA: In a
typical biology degree, you have to take
several lab courses. Many people aren’t in a position
to take in-person laboratories. They may have jobs. They may have families. So how do we deliver that kind
of experience to these people? SPEAKER 1: I always
wanted to be a doctor. You know, I’ve always
talked about [INAUDIBLE].. [INAUDIBLE] never just did it. I needed to be at
home for my family. SPEAKER 2: I want to work
in ecological conservation. Animals are my life. SPEAKER 3: I’m working
roughly 65 hours a week. I want to go in to biology. SPEAKER 2: I don’t have time to
drive all the way from my work to a campus and home. SPEAKER 1: I’ve had
people look at me like, you’re going
back to college? You want to go to med school? Do you know how long that takes? MIKE ANGILLETTA: How do
you get into a laboratory when you’re at your house? Google’s partnership
with Labster has allowed us to give access
to the same caliber of education that we see in-person on-campus. SPEAKER 2: Right
away, it takes you into this neat little
world, and then you have all of your specimens,
and all your slides, and all your chemicals. SPEAKER 1: You’re playing
with different genes, and, like, little
pipettes and everything like you would do in a real lab. SPEAKER 3: You can
take a molecule, and you can spin it around. SPEAKER 2: These
are real problems. They show you things
that I’ve seen on farms. SPEAKER 1: This degree
is going to help me get my baseline what
I need for med school so I can take my next step. SPEAKER 3: Without the
technology at the labs, I wouldn’t be able to get
the degree that I’m getting. SPEAKER 2: This is
exactly where I need to be and what I need to do. MIKE ANGILLETTA: If we
could reach more people and give them the
experiences that excite them about sciences, we can provide
more scientists to society. And with Google’s VR technology,
we can take that mission now to the entire world.

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