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Students to reach into the past with 3D technology on upcoming study abroad opportunity

New media communications Instructor Todd Kesterson will lead a study abroad trip to Scotland next summer, giving students the opportunity to learn how 3D scanning technology can be used to preserve the past.

An upcoming, first-of-its-kind study abroad trip to Scotland, led by Todd Kesterson, senior instructor of new media communications and co-led by Joshua Reeves, associate professor of new media communications, will focus on the use of 3D scanning technology to preserve various historical sites. The two week, six credit program will allow students of any major to “discover the beauty and rich history of Scotland,” while gaining invaluable experience working with 3D scanning tools.

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“The Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts will serve as a unique and dynamic education and performance center and will be a showcase destination for the visual, musical, theater and cultural arts for students, faculty, campus visitors and Oregonians,” said Larry Rodgers, dean of OSU’s College of Liberal Arts.

A lead gift of $25 million for the complex has been provided by Patricia Reser. Additional gifts include a $2 million commitment from the family of the late Lynne Detrick of West Linn to build a new 500-seat concert hall to offer a high-caliber venue for both listeners and performers, Rodgers said. The OSU Foundation continues to seek philanthropic support for the center, and OSU will also seek state bonding from the 2020 Oregon Legislature to help support the project. read more >

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