The Gaming Standards Association, an international trade association representing gaming efforts, has made a three-year commitment to provide a grant for two professor-in-residence positions, one in the School of Informatics and the other in the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration. The professors will teach courses related to gaming technology.
"The association's grant opens up an entirely new range of opportunities for UNLV in the areas of standards and best practices for technology -- areas that are of enormous importance to industry and business," says Hal Berghel, director of the School of Informatics and associate dean of the College of Engineering.
The partnership will allow the colleges to merge education and future gaming technology. Association President Peter DeRaedt says, "The gaming industry as a whole will benefit from having access to current and highly trained students. Graduates will have both the academic and gaming experience requirements to support Nevada's largest industry."