Graphics, gadgets, games

| Audrey Dighans copy editor |

The Kansas Technology Center will be the site of Pitt State’s first “G3 Expo” on Saturday, March 29.
“This is going to be a full day of fun all about graphics, gadgets and games,” said Akram Taghavi-Burris, assistant professor in graphics and imaging technologies and supervisor of the G3 Exposition, or “G3 Expo” for short.
About 10-12 speakers, from a variety of areas including web, gaming, branding, video editing and other business professionals, are scheduled to present during the event.
“We’re going to have all sorts of things going on,” said Megan Meyer, junior in graphic communications and committee chair of the G3 Expo.
The event will include video-game contests with games like Call of Duty and Smash Bro’s, a Photoshop “Cut & Paste” competition and exhibitor booths, which will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“The idea is to have a day where we promote the world of graphics, the gadgets that are used to create those graphics and the various outputs there are of graphics, such as games,” Taghavi-Burris said. “We have presenters who have started their own businesses coming, we have exhibitors from industry that will be showing the products they make and we have various Pitt State clubs involved with it.”
G3 is sponsored by the GIT Department and Gamma Epsilon Tau (GET), Pitt State’s Graphics Honors Society. The PSU Robotics club will also be showcasing its projects.
Meyer, GET vice president, says the society and the Graphic Arts Club have been working hard all year to organize the event by contacting local and regional businesses to attend.
“This is a huge project,” Meyer said. “We’ve looked high and low for speakers and I’m really interested to meet them and hear what they have to say, especially the presentations involving the use of web design because that is my area of study.”
The idea for the G3 Expo was brought to GET and the Graphic Arts Club by Taghavi-Burris.
“I helped run a similar event at Oklahoma City Community College,” she said. “It started out very small, but by the third year we had more than 1,000 attendees. I thought, why not have something like it at PSU to show off our GIT department and the KTC?”
Students interested in attending the G3 Expo are encouraged to pre-register online at www.g3x.psugit.com for a chance to win prizes during the event.
“The first 50 to register also receive a free tote bag,” Meyer said. “I haven’t checked, but hopefully we are already past the 50 mark.”
A complete schedule of events and more information about the G3 Expo is available online.

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