November 15, 2018 | 5:00-6:30pm | Bricks CoWorking & Innovation Space, Hathaway Creative Center @ 10 Water St., Waterville, ME | Free, thanks to CGI, Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation (at Thomas College), Valley Beverage, and Bricks Coworking & Innovation Space
Tech + Sport: Thomas College Launches One of New England’s First Varsity eSports Programs
By Jim Delorie, Asst. Dean of Student Engagment at Thomas College
Technological innovation in sport has produced a billion dollar industry which experienced 40% growth last year: eSports. Competitive, organized video gaming which requires teamwork and strategic thinking is recognized at the professional, collegiate, and high school level as varsity sport, and Thomas College is one of the first in New England to bring this athletic innovation to campus.
Jim Delorie, Assistant Dean for Student Engagement at Thomas College, will give us industry stats, explain the technology and equipment used in eSports, and provide a play-by-play of Thomas College’s 2019 competitive eSports season.
View Jim Delorie’s slide deck here.
Watch a clip of Jim Delorie’s fascinating TechTalk:
What is eSports?
Why and how is Thomas at the forefront of collegiate eSports?
About Thomas College
Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Thomas College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs ranging from business, entrepreneurship, and technology, to education, criminal justice, and psychology. Its Guaranteed Job Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is built on students’ academic, career, and leadership preparation. Thomas is also home to the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation and the Center for Innovation in Education. In 2017, Money Magazine ranked Thomas 23rd of all colleges and universities in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 15 percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit www.thomas.edu or MacKenzie Riley Young at email@example.com or 207-859-1313.
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Last modified: November 19, 2018