University of California Merced

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Open for entire 48 hours
Event Start Date: 
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 5:00pm
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By participating in the global game jam, we hope to raise the community’s awareness of the pedagogy, research & virtual environemnt creation work happening at UC Merced. This event will be one more way UC Merced is working to expand access to education and innovation is our local community. 

This Game Jam event was organized & sponsored in collaboration between the Nicotine Cannabis Policy Center’s (NCPC) research labs and UCM’s Game Development Club. This event was designed to build inter-disciplinary collaborations between UCM and the broader community outside of campus. We hoped to harness the synergy of multiple academic departments, student-run organizations, and local educational partners to create a translational event. An event designed to provide direct hands-on pedagogical experience & expose undergraduates to availability of research training opportunities.

The hope is to inspire young up-and-coming game creators to think differently about gaming – realizing the potential use of gaming to seriously & meaningfully impact the health and mental health industries.  

The plan is to hold the game jam on UC Merced’s campus. All eligible are welcome to participante, especially those from local high schools, community colleges, and nearby California State Universities.

Presentations will aso be delivered by facutly & affiliates working in virtual reality creation.

Food Options: 
Access to food in close vicinity. Drinks and snacks provided on site.
Available Tools or Technology: 
power strips, wifi access, video conferencing, bring your own computer
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Age Restrictions: 
16+ only

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This site is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilets
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This site welcomes jammers creating boardgames
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