We were in the studio with Dr. Joey Gawrysiak, Director of eSports & Associate Professor of Sports Management & eSports at Shenandoah ... Continue Reading What Is Esports?
We are working to prepare students to enter this field as highly qualified individuals with a unique bachelor’s degree that will place them ahead of other people wishing to enter the field. Shenandoah has positioned itself at the forefront of the esports industry by offering students an environment to participate in and study esports in a number of different ways.”
The new virtual reality majors are terrific examples of Shenandoah’s ability to offer cutting-edge programs that integrate skills and knowledge across disciplines. By virtue of our strengths in theatre, media production and technology, we are uniquely positioned to give students hands-on experience in designing, creating and applying virtual reality experiences.”
Adrienne Bloss, Ph.D. | Shenandoah University Provost
Remember when web design came out in the ‘90s and you needed someone to design a website and the only person you could turn to was a high school student? That is sort of happening with virtual reality.”
SCIL infuses AR and VR simulation models into teaching and learning experiences.
Shenandoah Center for Immersive Learning (SCIL) empowers others to create human-to-human connectivity within mixed realities, transforming ideas into living experiences through immersive technology.
Founded at Shenandoah University, SCIL is a student-run production company driven by a brain trust of industry experts.
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Esports Competition Team
Shenandoah’s esports team competes through the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE).
30 team members compete in Overwatch, Rocket League, League of Legends, and Smite against players at colleges and universities across the U.S., including Division I institutions.
Faculty in the Division of Applied Technology are on the cutting edge of academia. They are launching programs focused on emerging markets and new technology. Majors in the division are the first of their kind in the nation, and division faculty are the first instructors in their fields in the nation.