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The Intersection of Science, Engineering, & Video Games

Science Pub Portland

At McMenamins Kennedy School

Science Pub Portland: The Intersection of Science, Engineering, & Video Games

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

June 18, 7-9PM | Doors @ 6PM | Advance tickets recommended; $5 suggested donation

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.

Zoom Option
If you are unable to join us in person, you can watch on zoom. You must register in advance using this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Questions? Email sciencepub@omsi.edu
Ticketing questions call 503.797.4000 x0

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Zoom option available?

If you are unable to join us in person, you can watch on zoom. You must register in advance via the ticketing page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Are tickets required?

To guarantee a seat at this event, we recommend you purchase your ticket in advance. Please show your ticket at the check-in table in front of the theater upon arrival.

We will always have tickets available at the door. They are first-come, first-served and admission will remain a suggested donation.

Will food be available for purchase?

Kennedy School Theater has everything from pizza to burgers to popcorn and candy. Food and drink are welcome in the theater. No outside food or drink is allowed.

Do I have to pay for parking?

It is free to park in McMenamins Kennedy School parking lot and there is plenty of free street parking in the neighborhood.

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