WHAT: The National STEM Video Game Challenge invites middle school, high school, college and educator game-creators to create video games that excite and educate users about science, technology, engineering and math.
WHEN: DEADLINE APRIL 24, 2013
WHO: The contest includes games designed by middle school students, high school students, college students, and educators
HOW: USE EASY TO LEARN FREE SOFTWARE
Game creators can submit written concepts or use any game-making platform, including but not limited to Gamestar Mechanic, Kodu, Game Maker, or Scratch. More information about game-making platforms is available at www.stemchallenge.org
For detailed rules and information about how to submit entries, visit www.stemchallenge.org.
The STEM Video Game Challenge first launched in 2010, inspired by President Obama’s Educate to Innovate Campaign to spur interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Research studies indicate that the process of making video games catalyzes development of critical STEM skills such as systems thinking, problem solving, iterative design, and digital media literacies.