STEM Challenge Video Game Contest
Inspired by the Educate to Innovate Campaign, President Obama’s initiative to promote a renewed focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition whose goal is to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games.
The 2013 Challenge will open to submissions in January, 2013. Middle and high school youth are encouraged to submit their original game designs for the opportunity to earn recognition and prizes for themselves, as well as monetary prizes for their schools. This year, opportunities will be available for mentors to get involved through a new website featuring toolkits, resources and curriculum. Plus, students will get some exciting words of wisdom from top game design professionals, as well as access to a forum for aspiring youth designers to get feedback, advice and encouragement from pro mentors.
For more information, visit the STEM Challenge website.