Summer Computer Graphics Workshop

Each June, Dr. Krish Pillai, associate professor of computer science, sponsors a summer workshop designed to get Summer Computer Workshopmiddle school and high school students interested in 3-D Sculpting, Animation, and Game Design.  The workshop appeals to those who want to create video games, are planning a career in computer science, or are curious about these areas. Students are not expected to have  programming skills to attend this workshop, but by the end of the week, students learn concepts of graphic programming.

Students work on computers in the Penguin Lab, an advanced UNIX Lab administered by students and faculty. The Penguin Lab consists of eighteen computers that are served by two very powerful computer servers named Chilly and Willy. Together they work as a team called Chilly-Willy. During the workshop, students create their own video games. They become familiar with the Blender game engine and the basic concepts of animation and graphics.

For more information about the workshop, registration and payment of fees, contact Dr. Krish Pillai at or (570) 484-2346.