National STEM Video Game Challenge
Inspired by the Educate to Innovate campaign, an initiative by President Obama is to promote a renewed focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education. Therefore, a National STEM Video Game Challenge has been developed. The aim of the challenge is to motivate interest in STEM learning among America's youth. A way to motivate is tapping into many students' passions for playing and making video games. The challenge features two competitions, a Youth Prize for grades 5-8 and a Developer Prize, which is open to emerging and experienced (e.g., college, graduate students, and educators) game developers. The deadline is March 12, 2012.
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If anyone would be interested in doing something like this, possibly with the "live" information avaiable at setiquest.info, this deadline is probably too tight. March 21. Sorry, we did not hear about this soon enough.
But, I have it on my calendar to check on the program in the Fall so we can get a jump on this the next time around. Maybe we can come up with a good idea. Hopefully they will run the program again next year.