Steven Weitz

LCCC

Steven Weitz

LCCC

Biography

Steven Weitz is an animator, digital artist and lifelong game enthusiast. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Computer Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design, after which he worked on animations and visual effects for independent films, DVD games, and Award-Winning visual effects for original movies and television. In addition to his digital art training, he has studied game design extensively.  He now serves as an Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Weitz is the co-principal investigator on the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education grant “Edugaming: Student-Teacher Collaborations to Strengthen the STEM Pipeline through Educational Game Development”. This grant extends the work begun on educational game development in the NSF ATE grant “Merging Computer Science and Digital Arts: An Interdisciplinary Gaming and Simulation Curriculum”. In addition, he has been awarded, along with Mary Rasley, Google CS4HS grants for 2011 and 2012.