of North Carolina-Charlotte
B.S. in Computer Science 2007(currently awaiting acceptance into CS
(that's me) recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer
Science. She completed her minor in Japanese and a concentration in
Game Design. She's worked on many game iniatives at UNC-Charlotte.
In a nutshell, here is what Evie's been doing for the past year.
GDC Scholarship Winner- Best gamers experience ever... I'm
obsessed with finding a way to go back next year.
(Distributed Mentor Project 2006-2007)- the objective of
DMP is to increase the number of women entering graduate studies in
the fields of computer science and engineering. This highly selective
program matches promising undergraduate women with a faculty mentor
for a summer research experience at the faculty member's home institution.
REU- Research Experience for Undergraduates at UNCC was an
intense 8-week summer research experience. I had the opportunity to
work with an experienced faculty member, peers with similar interests,
participate in a GRE prep tutorial class, and receive a stipend.
Program Lab Assistant(2005-2006)- Work with a group of 16
- 20 Undergraduate students from Hallym University (South Korea).
The program was five weeks long and required that each team build
a complete game in 3d GameStudio by the end of the course. This was
my second year on this project.
Club President- I've been president of a culture/interest
organization at UNCC for one year. As president I've brought many
Japanese culture activities and learning opportunities to UNCC campus
such as a Taiko team, organizing game nights with other clubs/organizations,
Karaoke nights, Hanasoukai meetings, and end of year celebrations
for Japanese language classes.
Alliance- the objective of STARS Alliance is to increase
the participation of women, under-represented minorities, and persons
with disabilities in computing disciplines through multi-faceted interventions
focused on the influx and progression of students from middle school
through graduate school in programs that lead to computing career.
Through the STARS alliance I have started another student organization
at UNCC called Gamers Alliance.
Alliance President/Founder- the gamer's alliance is an attempt
to increase interest/diversity in computer science by introducing
the "fun" side of computing to uncc students and other communities.
The club is both an interest/enthusiasts club as well as a developers
club. My goal is to create an environment that helps game developers
find partners/teammates for their own creative projects, inspire creative
individuals to learn the tools/concepts necessary to make games, as
well as point developers in the right direction towards finding a
dream job. On the other hand, gamer's alliance is also there to help
other diversity initiatives (especially within STARS) to bring in
a larger audience by luring people with cool video games.
Learning Lab Assistant- I currently work with Dr. Tiffany
Barnes on the Game2Learn project. My job is to create games that teach
computer science theory and then test them on computer science students.
Other responsibilities include going to syposiums, conferences, writing
papers, making posters, making presentations, etc....
Hopper Conference 2006- Amazing opportunity to connect with
the few female computer scientist in the world. The GHC was both inspiring
Sandbox Symposium 2006- Of course I won the Guitar Hero competition
at the Sandbox Symposium. Also took home the gold with the Karaoke
Revolotion tourny as well. Came in second with the DDR competition
though (grrrr...) Oh! And... yes... the panel discussions were kool
VR Conference 2006- I was there. It was awesome.
Sandbox Symposium 2007- I'm a volunteer this go round! Sweeeeeet.
Here's some other stuff I'm doing/did...
Intercultural Office (Program Assistant)
Intercultural Office (Social Events Coordinator)
International Office Driver (only between semesters)
Game2Learn Senior Project
Kuroshio Taiko Team member
Greys Bookstore Sales Associate (Seasonal)
Introduction to AI
Game Design and Development (capstone class) - go to http://chaos.uncc.edu/GDDS2007/NoSolution
for more information.
Music Appreciation (what? it helps me relax...)
A more up-to-date skill set:
Game Producer/Developer. Currently creating game using
XNA Game Studio Express. RPG Maker Fiend. Familiar with 3d GameStudio
(TA for 3dGS summer class). Fluent in C++/Java/Ruby. Competent in
C and C#. Good with various scripting languages. Musician/Sound Engineer/Producer.
Forever super kooly awesome DDR skills. As a result of my DDR goodness,
I easily picked up Guitar Hero (recently beat FreeBird on Expert,
muahahaha!), Taiko Drum Master, Amplitude, Frequency, ParaPara, etc.
Expert at shameless self-promotion. ^^