Work/Internship Opportunity

1. The Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience at Penn State is currently seeking artists, programmers, audio specialists, game designers and producers for a cutting edge project developing an original computer game at Penn State.

See attached poster for details:



2. Dr. Aqlan has a position for an undergraduate student to do an NSF funded research on developing a website for manufacturing simulations and games. The student needs to have good programming and web development skills.

Duration: 10 weeks (June-July, 2018)
Salary: $4,200 (plus $1500 for conference travel)
Location: Penn State Behrend
If you are interested, please contact
Dr. Faisal Aqlan
PI & Director: NSF RET Site
Assist. Prof. of Industrial Engineering
Penn State Behrend, Erie PA 16563

Student research opportunity

Dr. Faisal Aqlan, assistant professor of industrial engineering, is looking for a student researcher to join his research project. This is a paid student research position starting January 2018, and could continue in the summer. The student would be responsible for developing video games and simulations for the manufacturing systems that include machines, products, people, etc.  If you are interested and would like to be considered for the position, email your résumé to:

Dr. Faisal Aqlan ( fua11 @ )

Applicants will be considered until the end of this week.

Minor in Game Development

Hello students,

Do you know that Penn State offers a minor in Game Development?  It works nicely with your major:

The requirement for the minor is 6 courses (18 credits), where 4 of the courses could also count towards either your General Education requirements, or your Technical Electives / Supporting and Related Areas courses.

Consider a GAME course when selecting your General Education (GS/GH/GA) courses!

Starting Fall 2018, there will be priority spots reserved for students pursuing the Game Development minor in GAME 140 (GS), GAME 160 (GH, US, IL), GAME 220 (GA), and GAME 250 (GQ).  You may declare a minor at any time on LionPath after you have attained third-semester classification or declared your major.  Procedure:

For questions, talk to Dr. Richard Zhao (Burke 154, richardzhao @ )

Play video game made by engineering students

Students from the GAME 480 Game Development Senior Project course have released a trailer for their new game: Escargo: The Great Snail Escape.

On Thursday April 20 at 5pm, come to Burke 152 to play their game. Open to the public. All are welcome.

Game credits: Daria Cook, Josh Dickey, J. Appa Hardner, Ryan Kelley, Greg Louchart, Mike Ragaini, Rachel Rattay

Students at the Game Developers Conference 2017

Eight engineering students went to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco from February 27 to March 3. The Game Developers Conference is the world’s largest professional interactive games and virtual reality event attracting over 27,000 attendees a year. The students are enrolled in the course GAME 495 and are working towards a minor in Game Development at Behrend.