STEM Video Game Challenge
The 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge invites students and educators to create video games in order to motivate their interest in science, technology, engineering and math! No software experience is required for the middle or high school categories, and games can be created with a tool of your choice or with one of several programs available for free and listed HERE
Or, you can submit your idea as a written game design document.
Educators, you can even sign up your class as a group and incorporate the Challenge in your curriculum!
PBS Kids Stream
One way to enter the Challenge is through the PBS Kids Stream. Entrants create a game that teaches kids 4-8 important STEM skills by using an educational framework supplied by PBS. For more information on the Kids Stream, visit pbskids.org/stemchallenge/.
For rules and prize information and to sign up for the Challenge, visit www.stemchallenge.org.
What’s the “other way” to sign up for the Challenge?
Don’t miss us at this year’s USF Engineering EXPO, February 17th and 18th at the USF Tampa Campus, where we’ll be on hand to talk about the Challenge. Scott Price, product manager for Gamestar Mechanic, will be available to answer questions about game design and his experience working in the video game field. For more information about EXPO, visit http://expo.eng.usf.edu/.