Computer Game Scientist Elaine Raybourn Comes to Campus

Video games are certainly a great source of entertainment, but a career in that industry can extend beyond just fun and games. To that end, Full Sail University recently welcomed Elaine Raybourn to campus to speak to students about careers in game-based education.

As a principal member of the technical staff at Lockheed Martin-owned engineering and science laboratory Sandia’s Cognitive Science and Applications Department, Raybourn is no stranger to using technology to help enrich communication and education. Her efforts at Sandia have also been used in helping to address and solve problems for US national security.

Raybourn spoke with students and faculty about her experience in designing interactive software and groupware – essentially using games to bridge communication with people and to build a learning environment that speaks to a variety of different cultures.