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A Look Inside the NSBE Jr. x EdTech Unite Event

February 2024 marked a milestone for the North Carolina Esports Academy, as we joined forces with EdTech Unite for the unforgettable NSBE Jr. x EdTech Unite event. Thanks to Red Hat’s generous hosting, participants embarked on a journey through the realms of technology, education, and esports.

The event, a fusion of learning, networking, and gaming, was made possible through the collaboration with our sister nonprofit, EdTech Unite. Attendees were treated to an array of tech lessons, panels, and tournaments that highlighted the importance of STEM in today’s world.

Sponsored by Toshiba, the tech lessons featured a Roblox video game design course, a 3D printing workshop by Stemarga, and a health and wellness lesson. These workshops provided a hands-on experience with cutting-edge STEM technologies, nurturing the skills necessary for future innovation.

Two tech panels, sponsored by the Greater Raleigh Esports Local Organizing Committee and Celtio, delved into critical topics: the role of esports in colleges and the intersection of innovation, tech, and education. Esteemed panelists from Red Hat, Michael Best, Cisco, EdMotion Learning, Charter (Spectrum), and NC A&T shared their insights, fostering a deeper understanding of these evolving fields.

The day concluded with gaming tournaments featuring Fortnite, Minecraft, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and Mario Kart, showcasing esports talent among attendees.

The event not only demonstrated the potential of merging esports with education but also received overwhelming praise from youth, parents, sponsors, and partners. The positive feedback underscores the impact of such initiatives in empowering young minds and shaping the future of STEM and esports.

For those curious about NSBE, the National Society of Black Engineers plays a crucial role in advancing the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals.

The RTP Chapter’s involvement in this event emphasizes the importance of community and support in nurturing future leaders.

Stay tuned for more events and initiatives that combine esports with the world of STEM. Join us in this exciting journey as we continue to unlock the potential of young minds through technology and gaming.

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North Carolina Esports Academy is dedicated to building character and life skill development through productive video gaming. The entire staff is committed to creating premier youth development experiences in order to create pathways for youth in STEM careers.

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