Design Your Own STEM Video Game

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Filed by Sarah Jackson

 

10.18.10 | The National STEM Video Game Challenge we blogged about last month is now accepting applications for its developer prize.

Behind the Research

Sponsored by Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media, the competition will award prizes to mobile games that teach science, technology, engineering and math.

Here’s more information:

Inspired by President Obama as part of his “Educate to Innovate” campaign, The National STEM Video Game Challenge, Developer Prize challenges emerging and experienced game developers to design mobile games, including games for the mobile web, for young children (grades pre-K through 4) that teach key STEM concepts and foster an interest in STEM subject areas. 

The target audience for entrants in this competition is game developers, including undergraduate college students, graduate students, early career professionals, and seasoned professionals. The competition will feature a special prize stream for developers actively enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in the U.S.

A special emphasis will be placed on technologies that have high potential to reach underserved communities, such as engaging games built for basic mobile phones that address urgent educational needs among at-risk youth.

The competition will award a Grand Prize of $50,000; Collegiate Prize, $25,000; and Impact Prize, $25,000.

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