Recent University of New Mexico graduates Alex Booher and Alexandra Valdez came from different academic areas to the Film & Digital Arts department, but both landed at Sandia National Laboratories where their skills in game development went far beyond gaming for entertainment.
The Sandia internships are under the guidance of Jon Whetzel and Nathan Fabian. Fabian is a Senior Member of the Sandia technical staff, Whetzel is a Principal Member of the Sandia technical staff, and both are adjunct professors at UNM co-teaching game development.
“Sandia is looking for students with game development skills. The need is becoming greater and greater because we’re doing more and more in this area,” Whetzel said.