IT students featured on panel at Industry Festival

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. ­— Four Pennsylvania College of Technology information technology students shared their expertise during a panel discussion at a recent festival devoted to video- game fandom.

Timothy M. Kainzbauer, of Mifflinburg; Matthew J. Danner, of Old Forge; James C. Temoshenko, of Kane; and John J. Aumiller, of Beavertown, discussed resources and software available to independent game developers during MAGLabs in Alexandria, Virginia. The three-day event brought together video-game celebrities, developers, students and fans to celebrate the industry and showcase ways to impact game culture.

The Penn College students’ panel discussion focused on how a professional-level video game can be produced with little or no budget. Topics included game engines, sounds, design and virtual reality.

The baccalaureate degree-seeking students, all members of the college’s Game Development Club, were accompanied by Anita R. Wood, assistant professor of computer information technology and the club’s adviser. Kainzbauer, Temoshenko and Aumiller are information technology sciences — gaming and simulation majors, and Danner is majoring in software development and information management.

In addition to those majors, Penn College offers IT-related bachelor’s degrees in information assurance and cyber security and information technology: network specialist concentration, an associate degree in information technology: technical support technology emphasis, and a national security telecommunications and systems security competency credential.

For more about those majors and other programs offered by the college’s School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, call 570-327-4520 or visit

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Last Updated September 07, 2017