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Author Lee, Newton
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Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
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Language English
Abstract The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University (SMU) hasannounced that it has partnered with WomenGamers.com to "presentthe first-ever women's-only, industry-funded scholarship to attendSMU's one-of-a-kind digital games education program in Dallas,Texas."Funded by businesses that recognize the need for more women inthe game developer workforce, the Game Development Scholarship forWomen will help cover the cost of tuition (\$37,000) during the18-month Guildhall program. MaryMargaret.com, a sponsor of theWomen's Game Conference, will be assisting WomenGamers.com and SMUin finding publishers or developers who may be able to donate tothe scholarship program.The Guildhall at SMU Executive Director, Peter Raad, PhD,commented, "Game development studios and publishers must learn tocapitalize more effectively on the increasing numbers of womenplaying games. We believe the most important step toward achievingthat goal is for game developers' staffing choices to be reflectiveof the growing market of female gamers."A press conference concerning the women's scholarship will beheld at the upcoming Women's Game Conference during September 9-10in Austin, Texas.The Guildhall at SMUWomenGamers.comScholarship Fund5232Tennyson ParkwayPlano,Texas 75024http://guildhall.ecsrv.smu.edu/womenscholarship.htmhttp://guildhall.ecsrv.smu.edu/more-about-womenscholarships.htm</p
Description Affiliation: The Walt Disney Company, Burbank, CA (Lee, Newton)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-03-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Computers in Entertainment (CIE) (CIE)
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 4
Page Count 1
Starting Page 6
Ending Page 6


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