Poster Session

10/08/20, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM PT

All Sessions Hosted in Discord

This year, we're running our Poster Session through Discord! After receiving your invite as an attendee, you may browse through the text channels specific to each poster. During the Poster Session time block, you may visit each voice channel to chat with the author directly.
Here are some of the bios of our Poster Session researchers.

Dr. Thomas Andre

Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
Exercise, Nutrition, and Performance Lab Director
Bone Density Lab Director

Poster: Blood Glucose Levels of Esports Athletes During Gaming

Thomas Andre, Ph.D., CISSN received his Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Exercise Nutrition, and Health Promotion working within the Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory conducting research focusing on the biochemical and molecular regulatory mechanisms regarding exercise, hydration, performance, and nutrition. In addition to these areas since arriving at Ole Miss his lab has been examining the physiological responses to Esports is also part of the Ole Miss Esports Advisory & Development Committee.

Michelle Doan

Graduate Student in MA Applied Anthropology, CSU Long Beach

Poster: Exploratory Study on the UCI Esports Arena: Stressors of Competitive Players

Michelle Doan is a 2nd year graduate student at CSU Long Beach and is pursuing a Master's degree in Applied Anthropology. Her research focus is on university esports programs, evaluating the effectiveness of their services in relation to players' needs and expectations. Her current study is an evaluation of the UCI Esports Arena's scholarship program where she plans to provide insight and recommendations for future development based on the perspectives and sentiments derived from the arena's staff, interns, and players. After completing her MA, Michelle plans to continue her involvement in esports and pursue a career in consulting for other high school and collegiate esports organizations.

Garrison Wells

PhD Student, University of California - Irvine

Poster: Shoutcasting CS:GO: Framing gender in esports

Garrison Wells is a PhD student in informatics at the University of California-Irvine, working with Dr. Constance Steinkuehler in the Connected Learning Lab. Gary completed his B.A. in Psychology at the University of California-Santa Barbara in 2016, and in 2017 earned his Msc. in Psychological Research from the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland. His main research focus is on the cognitive processes of esports players and how traditional sports psychology concepts might be utilized to improve their performance. He is also interested in shoutcasting and the ways in which it influences how audiences perceive esports matches. He is currently working on projects related to team flow and gendered profiles in shoutcasting. Gary’s favorite video game of all time is Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Other Presenters

David Du, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Tyreal Yizhou Qian, Louisiana State University