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LEARN MORE ABOUT Rob Biederman

Rob Biederman, Senior Manager, Midwest Public Affairs & Government Relations

May 05, 2017

Rob Biederman

VR and Hamilton: Google Brings a New Approach to Civics Education for 1,900 CPS Students

..... While the use of virtual reality as an education tool is not new -- teachers have been using Microsoft's Skype platform to explore the deep oceans as well as outer space -- Google's platform is a lot more immersive. “Google sees how Hamilton is making historical information accessible and useful, which is very much in line with our own mission,” said Google's Head of Midwest Government Relations and Public Affairs, Rob Biederman, at the event, speaking to the larger opportunity of tech companies partnering up with cultural institutions to broaden their impact. "We as a company just want to be a good neighbors in cities where we have presence -- supporting events, bringing the community together, providing grants to enable access to education and information. .....

April 27, 2017

Rob Biederman

CPS students studying history turn the tables on ‘Hamilton’ cast

..... ” Twenty-two schools were represented, and Google says it developed the Hamilton virtual reality tools last month because the groundbreaking play converges with Google’s mission. “We really respect how Hamilton is using information, and telling it in a new way, and that inspired Google to get involved,” said Google Midwest spokesman Rob Biederman. “Google’s mission is to really make information accessible and useful, And that’s our connection to Hamilton. .....