An online conversation with Dearborn’s G.A.M.E. Lab founder

male student playing online game on two computer monitors

A student at work in U-M Dearborn’s G.A.M.E. Lab. (UM-Dearborn, G.A.M.E. Lab)

The Cool Toys Conversations group is hosting a conversation with U-M Dearborn Professor Bruce Maxim on Gaming, Education, and the G.A.M.E. (Games and Multimedia Environments) Laboratory. This event will occur online through BlueJeans on February 27, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Please be sure to have installed in advance the BlueJeans plugin (for desktop participation) or app (for mobile participation). More information is available on Getting Started with BlueJeans.

Maxim is the founder and director of the G.A.M.E. (Games and Multimedia Environments) Laboratory at U-M Dearborn. He is also a co-author of the textbook, “Software Engineering: A Practitioner’s Approach.” Maxim’s many honors and awards include the Narasimhamurthi “Nattu” Natarajan Collegiate Professor of Engineering 2017, Campus Distinguished Teaching Award 2015, CECS Professor of the Year Designee 2013, and Campus Distinguished Community Service Award 2008.

In the G.A.M.E. Lab work, Maxim and his students work with industry partners such as ACM, Ford, and Verizon, as well as working with a variety of individuals, schools, faculty, local companies, and community organizations on projects that solve interesting problems and which often feed back into the welfare of the community. The G.A.M.E. Lab hosts a variety of community and outreach events, many of which offer the opportunity to beta test games in development and to influence the direction of their design.

Please submit questions or discussion topics ahead of time.

Author: Patricia F. Anderson, Taubman Health Sciences Library

Patricia is an emerging technologies librarian for the health sciences. You can reach her at or via Twitter (@pfanderson).