STEM Café — Board Game Renaissance: Leveraging Virtual Connections in a Time of Physical Distancing
With the holidays approaching, you may be wondering how to connect with friends and family both at home and far away. At the same time, however, many of us have rediscovered games — both in-person and virtual — as a way to build genuine connections and create a sense of spontaneous togetherness.
At the next STEM Café, learn how games can build family cohesion; relieve stress; teach strategizing, goal-setting and other important cognitive skills; and provide entertainment. Get tips for strengthening social connections through virtual gatherings and gain a greater appreciation for the thoughtfulness and intention that go into the creation of contemporary board games.
Paul Booth, Ph.D., Professor of Media and Cinema Studies, DePaul University.
Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Counseling and Counselor Education, Northern Illinois University.
Register at go.niu.edu/boardgames. You will receive a link to login to the event.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6:00 PMVirtual Event