National STEM Video Game Challenge - Why Games & Why STEM?

National STEM Video Game Challenge

Why Games?
Game design is a promising area of innovation in STEM learning. Research suggests that empowering youth to create their own video games promotes learner independence. Moreover, it encourages youth to take ownership over STEM knowledge, rather than viewing it as belonging to others. Thereby ushering them into STEM communities of practice. Read More

Why STEM?
Among the most critical academic disciplines for success in a 21st century workforce are those involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). These disciplines are increasingly digital, networked, and rapidly changing. And yet, U.S. students are becoming less engaged and falling significantly behind the rest of the world in terms of STEM learning. Read More