Leading STEM Organization Adds Esports to 2019 Event
Pittsburgh, PA (September 19, 2019) - The Pittsburgh Knights are excited to announce that they will be at the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) National Conference and STEM Career Fair, taking place at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center from October 10th - 12th.
Widely considered to be an event that draws top talent and job opportunities, this year’s conference and career fair is expected to bring in over 3,000 people. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend professional development workshops, panels, networking events, company tours, meet with recruiters from 70+ companies, and participate in SASEhack - an overnight hackathon between developer teams with cash prizes. SASE unites the brightest students and professionals of Asian heritage to leading companies in the technical fields.
The Knights, Pittsburgh’s premier esports team, are making their first appearance at SASE this year. They will host an esports gaming zone where attendees can have fun and play against one another in mini competitions. There will be Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation setups, as well as classic arcade and pinball machines. The gaming zone will be open to attendees on Saturday the 12th from 2 to 8pm.
“We’re really happy that SASE has chosen to hold their conference in Pittsburgh and that we get to be a part of it,” says Knights’ director of business development, Matthew Roche. “STEM careers are booming here in Pittsburgh, and we are excited to be representing the esports industry by creating a fun gaming environment at SASE.”
The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers is a nonprofit organization that elevates Asian heritage STEM professionals to leadership roles in the global business world. A nonprofit organization founded in 2007, SASE is building the largest pipeline of future Asian leaders in the United States. SASE has over 90 university chapters nationwide with a membership base of 4000+ students and professionals. Since 2011, SASE has partnered with leading Fortune 500 companies to provide opportunities, training, and education to SASE members and their local communities at our biggest annual event - the SASE National Conference. Originally an opportunity for SASE members nationwide to meet and network, SASE National Conference is now the premier gathering for Asian heritage students and professionals in STEM. SASE proudly invites the Pittsburgh community to SASE National Conference 2019. Visit https://www.conference.saseconnect.org to learn more.
The Pittsburgh Knights are a global esports organization headquartered in Pittsburgh. Founded in 2017, they are the first professional esports team of the city and are focused on making an impact in the local community. In 2018, the Knights partnered with six-time Super Bowl winners, the Pittsburgh Steelers. In summer 2019, the Knights announced multi-platinum recording artist Wiz Khalifa as a strategic partner. Most recently, the Knights have added Mexico City-based media fund MX LATAM to their list of supporters. Their team includes some of the top Super Smash Bros. Melee™, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUND©, SMITE©, GWENTⓇ, PALADINS©, Apex Legends™, and Madden NFL© players in the world. The Knights’ goal is to create quality engagement with the local community, the esports community, and the gaming community at large. Please go to https://www.knights.gg for more information and the latest news on the Knights.