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Get Your Game On: Sign up for the “EDU JAM” Sponsored by University of St. Thomas and Unity on April 22-24

Students, faculty and staff from all colleges and universities in Houston are invited to participate in a UNITY BOOTCAMP “EDU JAM,” a collaborative initiative of the University of St. Thomas-Houston and Unity Technologies, on the weekend of April 22-24, 2022.  This cool, first-time-ever-in-Houston event featuring Unity’s cross-platform game engine by the same name is 100% online. Participants will be introduced to Unity’s market-leading game engine platform and will learn to code within the platform.  Entrants can choose from two tracks - 1, Creative Core with a focus on applying all of the artistic systems within Unity and 2, Jr. Programmer that focuses on teaching how to create interactions and player experiences through C# scripting.

Sign up to participate here.

Dr. Beena George, UST’s Chief Innovation Officer, encourages everyone to take advantage of this unique opportunity.  “Our membership in the Unity Academic Alliance, allows us to bring this virtual Unity EDU JAM to UST and Houston.  Experts from Unity are working with us and will guide the students through the weekend learning journey, making it an excellent way to learn about game-engine programming.”

Unity is the Jam

Unity (NYSE: U) is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices. The company’s 1,800+ person research and development team keeps Unity at the forefront of development by working alongside partners to ensure optimized support for the latest releases and platforms. Apps developed by Unity creators were downloaded more than five billion times per month in 2020. For more information, please visit www.unity.com.

UST is the EDU in EDU JAM

UST is a pioneer in esports at the college level. St. Thomas entered the esports arena in 2019 and offers college credit in esports (minors), has successful competitive esports teams (ranked among top 10 in the nation), and has invested in building a state-of-the-art esports center on campus. Learn more about UST’s newest minor in game design launching this fall at www.stthom.edu/esports.

UST’s membership in the Unity Academic Alliance equips UST to quickly start and expand innovative interactive design and development programs in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and game design.  Learning how to build in Unity could be more than just fun—it may lead to a job in the future.  Beyond game design, the Unity game engine is used to build applications in manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare, and more.

For further information or questions, call 713-942-5903 or email TheMAX@stthom.edu.