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Lunch Break Science: Mental Health and Virtual Reality

Wednesday, March 17 at 12:00pm to 12:45pm

While new, immersive technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) are frequently associated with video games and entertainment, they also hold incredible potential for revolutionary breakthroughs in a variety of non-entertainment fields including mental health and wellness.

Join Richmond native David Waltenbaugh, founder of Root VR, for a discussion on some of the ways in which VR is poised to facilitate immensely powerful new mental health and therapy tools which may one day be at the center of evidence-based, gold-standard therapy and wellness best practices.


  • What: “Better Mental Health and Wellness through Virtual Reality Technology," presented by David Waltenbaugh, Co-Founder and CEO, Root Virtual Reality
  • When: Wednesday, March 17, 12 - 12:45 pm
  • Where: Zoom meeting in the comfort of your home

How to Attend

This digital Lunch Break Science is FREE to attend, but registration is required. Registration will be open until 10:30 am on the day of the event.

You will be sent a link and password to access the talk at 11 am on the day of the event.

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All ages


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S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)



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Science Museum of Virginia
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