Northwestern Computer Science Student Teams Place at Annual Gaming Exposition

May 14, 2020

Five Northwestern Oklahoma State University students placed in the competition during the Computer Science and Graphics Conference at the University of Tulsa April 17-18. The event was conducted and streamed online.

Students build, program and design computer games and are judged on a variety of categories. Participants at both the high school and college level from across Oklahoma participated. 

Northwestern had two teams of computer science majors place in the college level of the Game Development and Design category.

Placing first with their game called Jumpy Shooty is the team of Jose Granados, Woodward senior; Blake Garnett, Alva senior, and Jake Adair, Waynoka senior. The team of Sam Meek, Waynoka junior, and Jackson Gardner, Lawton senior, placed third with their game called Split.

This was the seventh year that Northwestern computer science students have competed in the event. Evan Vaverka, instructor of computer science, is the Northwestern eSports/game programming team faculty adviser.

For more information on Northwestern’s Computer Science program contact Vaverka at (580) 327-8587 or


Erin Davis, University Relations Specialist, 580-327-8480

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