Army Interactive Simulator to Visit Simpson University Campus

For Immediate Release

09.14.2009

REDDING, Calif. – On Sept. 25, Simpson University invites students, staff, and faculty along with the Redding community to experience an interactive simulation system as the U.S. Army parks its interactive semi on campus for a one-day visit.

The 60-foot vehicle, which weighs 30 tons, will provide visitors with a one-of-a kind learning experience. The semi features tank and aircraft simulators, a laser shot system which allows people to sharpen their shooting skills using simulated military arms, and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Interactive Robotic Arm Simulator.

The presentations are designed to educate guests on Army opportunities and college programs.
Maj. Kurt Walling, Simpson University’s assistant professor of military science, said, “This will be an exciting and informative event. People of all ages have a lot of fun with these simulators, and teenagers especially like them because they are interactive.”

The simulator travels nationwide to promote the Army’s stay-in-school and stay-off-drugs programs.

Visitors will be able to see the interactive semi in front of the Heritage Student Life Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Simpson University recently launched an ROTC program and became one of only five CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges and Universities) schools nationwide to offer the program. It is also the only university between the Sacramento/Davis area and central Oregon that offers this nationally recognized leadership training program.

Celebrating 20 years in Redding, Simpson University is a Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s academic programs also include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.

 

Contact: SU Public Relations
mediarelations@simpsonu.edu
530-226-4737