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Microsoft Research Offering Serious Game Summit Scholarship

Microsoft Research is seeking 10 female computer science students currently involved in serious game development and research to send to this October's Serious Game Summit in Washington DC.

Brandon Boyer

August 25, 2006

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Microsoft Research is seeking 10 female computer science students currently involved in serious game development and research to send to this October's Serious Game Summit in Washington DC. The selected team of "Microsoft Female Academic All-Stars" will be rewarded with a sponsored trip to the Summit (run by the CMP Game Group, as is Gamasutra.com) to attend its sessions, lectures, and roundtable discussions. They will also have a chance to convene for an exclusive lunch to meet a yet unannounced industry executive to "discuss the issues surrounding female game developers and to learn about career opportunities in the field." Students interested in being considered for a complimentary pass (valued at $795) should complete the below query and submit it via email to [email protected] by September 27, 2006. - Contact information, including name, email, address, and telephone, as well as school, major, and area(s) of study - Tell us about yourself - 200 words maximum - Brief essay about your interest in serious game development, the research you have conducted in this sector, or your insights on the importance of women game developers - 300 words maximum - Winners* will be announced in early October. All-Stars will be required to submit a post-event paper detailing their experiences and key learnings from SGS D.C. For more information on this opportunity, interested parties can send an email to Eran Butts, [email protected].

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Brandon Boyer is at various times an artist, programmer, and freelance writer whose work can be seen in Edge and RESET magazines.

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