Circleville City receives PPG grant to launch e-Sports team

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Photo credit Florian Olivo

Circleville City Schools has received a funding awarded in the amount of $3,900 from the PPG Foundation for the purposes of launching an e-Sports team at Circleville Middle School and Circleville High School.

Specifically, the grant will be used to purchase materials to build six new computers capable of supporting the graphics and memory necessary to compete in a regional e-sports league.

The new computer hardware will be used by students in the middle school to implement an e-Sports team and will also be used daily by high school students to expand our 3-D modeling simulation capabilities during our Intro to Engineering course, build upon our capacity to create virtual reality simulations during VR Development, and increase our ability to train Neural Networks for Autonomous Robotic Navigation in our Robotics II course.