Tuesday, June 18, 2024

OMSI Science Pub: The Intersection of Science, Engineering, and Video Games

Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater

6pm doors, 7pm show

Advance tickets recommended; $5 suggested donation

All ages welcome

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About OMSI Science Pub: The Intersection of Science, Engineering, and Video Games


OMSI Science Pub: The Intersection of Science, Engineering, and Video Games

With Dylan Bennett, computer scientist, engineer, lead organizer for the Portland Indie Game Squad.

Beyond the obvious role of math and coding in making games, many other areas of science from astronomy to zoology have played a vital role in video games. Explore how many of the industry's best-loved games hold a special place in our hearts because of the science employed in their creation, the stories they told, and the worlds they allowed us to explore. Even if video games are not your thing, you'll appreciate the love and enthusiasm for science present in all aspects of one of the largest elements of today's modern culture.

Dylan Bennett has been involved in the indie game scene in Portland for the past decade. He ran the Portland user group for the Unity game engine for many years, and he's a lead organizer and on the board of the Portland Indie Game Squad (PIGSquad), a non-profit that services independent game developers in Portland and surrounding areas. He is also the Senior Technology Educator at the Delphian School, an Oregon K-12 day and boarding school. For over two decades he has taught a wide range of STEM topics, including computer science and game development, to students of all ages. His passion is education and helping everyone learn more about the world around them.

About OSMI Science Pub:

Science Pub Kennedy School is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: sciencepub@omsi.edu.

Dinner and drinks will be available throughout the presentation. Please visit the McMenamins Kennedy School website for a dinner menu and venue information.

Suggested donation of $5 all goes to OMSI.