Dr. Dene Grigar, Professor, Creative Media and Digital Culture (CMDC) program and Director of the MOVE Lab at WSUV, serves as Project Manager and Creative Lead. She has led and/or produced award-winning virtual simulations for the Oregon Museum for Science and Industry (OMSI), the Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center at Coldwater Station, the Museum for the Oregon Territory, and Fort Vancouver National Historical Site, among others. Many of these projects have been funded by grants from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Dr. Alexander Dimitrov, Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at WSUV, serves as the expert on scientific simulations. In addition to his research expertise in Computational Neuroscience and multi-scale scientific simulations, Dimitrov also adopts research-grade scientific simulators for education, including K-12 projects funded by two Math and Science Partnership grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

Dawn Freeman, Lab Manager for all campus science teaching labs at WSUV, serves as one of two content experts for the project. She graduated summa cum laude in biology with a minor in environmental science at WSUV. During her studies, she worked in the Watershed Biogeochemistry Laboratory, where she learned and performed the technical aspects of environmental science research.

Jenni Martin Harper, a lab instructor of Physics at WSUV and instructor of Biology at Clark College, serves as content expert on the project. Harper holds a Masters in Biology with a focus on Teaching from WSUV.

Connor Goglin, a graduate of the CMDC Program and a VR and game specialist, serves as VR specialist. He has produced installations and games for education and industry, including “T1VR,” a VR environment used for business recruitment by the Columbia River Economic Development Council, and “Kaegi PharmacyVR,” a mixed reality exhibit featuring virtual reality and augmented reality that brings a 1910 pharmacy alive for a 21st century audience.


Media Development

Madeleine Brookman is a senior in the CMDC Program. She serves as the video producer and video as well as the multimedia designer for the web assets and logo. She interned in the summer 2016 with Sony Playstation creating trailer videos for the company’s games and has a long list of credits for videos produced for organizations like the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, Sparq, and the Pathfinders. She has also served as Research Assistant to Dr. Dene Grigar.

Giselle Gomez is a Computer Science major who is also pursuing a minor in the CMDC program. She has served as Research Assistant to Dr. Alex Dimitrov.