Student group to host gaming party benefitting tech students

BAYTOWN, TX — A new student organization at Lee College invites the community to a computer and console gaming party this week to raise money for students taking certification exams in technical programs.

The Dot Matrix club’s Local Area Network (LAN) Party will begin at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 12, in Rooms 116, 117 and 119 on the first floor of the TV-1 building on campus. Dozens of computers in each classroom will be networked together for the event, giving participants the opportunity to play against each other in games like Halo CE, OpenArena, League of Legends, Street Fighter II and Dungeons and Dragons before the party ends at 11 p.m. There will also be a Wii U Super Smash Bros. tournament for a $2 entry fee, and one lucky gamer will win a Raspberry Pi II B Starter Kit that can be used to build a mini-computer from scratch.

Dot Matrix was founded in part to help technical students pay for certification tests in their chosen fields, which can cost hundreds of dollars. The organization has raised funds this semester by selling food and running a gaming booth at campus-wide events, and helped promote the technical programs at Lee College by hosting a Super Smash Bros. tournament in April at the annual Tech Night in the Sports Arena.

For more information about Dot Matrix or the upcoming LAN Party, visit www.dotmatrix.club or e-mail matrixdot2@gmail.com.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts. To learn more, visit