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Keynote Address: Frank Lee, PhD

Frank Lee, PhD

Informal Learning At The Entrepreneurial Game Studio

The Entrepreneurial Game Studio (EGS) at Drexel University was established in 2013 to teach game development and entrepreneurship. Students apply to join EGS and once they are accepted, they are encouraged to form teams and create LLC and ship a game within 6-9 months. In my presentation, I will describe the vision for and learning goals of EGS. In learning to become entrepreneurs by doing, what I hope is that students will make all the mistakes with me and succeed once they get out.


Dr. Frank J. Lee is an Associate Professor of Digital Media in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University with appointments in Psychology, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering. Lee received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology in 2000 from Carnegie Mellon University, and his B.A. in Cognitive Science, summa cum laude, in 1994 from UC Berkeley.

Lee co-founded Drexel's Game Design Program in 2008, currently ranked as one of the Top 5 Best Game Design Programs in U.S. He is also the founding director of the Entrepreneurial Game Studio in the Excite Center at Drexel University.

Past projects have won national and international awards and recognitions and have received extensive national and international media coverage. His most recent project, Skyscraper Tetris, had over 1500 articles and mentions and a world record as the Largest Architectural Videogame Display.

He was also selected as one of the 50 most admirable gaming people of 2014 by Polygon.