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#77: The Reality of Virtual Reality

Technology is changing the world of work for our children. For instance, most jobs for today’s middle school students haven’t been invented yet. Students need to be adept at learning new technologies and new skills. In this episode, we give an overview of virtual reality and where it’s headed, talking with Wes Twigg, Senior Research Analyst for Pacific Crest Securities.

Then we talk with ITech Prep Middle School Social Studies Teacher John Zingale and students Abigail (Abi) Evanson, Shelby Fisher, Garrett Howell, and Weston Goff, who helped develop a virtual reality tour for Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Click here to see their completed VR tour project at Fort Vancouver!

For more information, please visit #FVvr

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is married with two young children and lives in Portland, OR. He's a Partner and the CFO of The Official Manufacturing Company, a strategy, branding and design agency. He's also on the board or a strategic advisor of a few young companies. Previously, he was a Partner at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank, which was acquired by Key Bank in 2014. He led the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games, was frequently named to Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team and was regularly featured on CNBC and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he played basketball, studied finance and computer science and was an Academic All-American.

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engi-neering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He serves on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and plays trumpet.