Friday, January 28, 2022

Time spent playing video games pays off for student

by Katherine Dorsett Bennett, CNN

(CNN) Complaints by some parents to their school-aged children that video games “aren’t good for you” may not necessarily be true.

Apparently, a “PlayStation” mentality can pay off for students interested in aviation and could lead to a future career in that industry.

The strong hand-eye coordination skills and familiarity with a visual readout (from playing video games) can particularly create an advantage for aviation students interested in the field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), said Dr. Steve Johnson, President of Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. “I think there are a lot of things that go into being successful as a student in any program and this is no different,” he said.