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White House Announces National STEM Video Game Challenge!

by Marj Kleinman
September 16, 2010

 

President Obama is announcing our National STEM Video Game Challenge today at 3:15pm EST.

Tune in to the LIVE Webcast.

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 aims to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passions for playing and making video games.

The first annual competition is being held by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media in partnership with sponsors AMD Foundation, Entertainment Software Association and Microsoft.  Founding outreach partners include the American Association of School Librarians, American Library Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, BrainPOP, and the International Game Developers Association.

See full press release

See White House press release