It has been a great month here at the Center for Game Science. Feel free to check out our brand new page we created to help spotlight the games that are being created all this summer with BlockStudio and Dragon Architect at Seattle Public Library Summer of Learning events! Supporting our mission to help make STEM learning available year-round, Pend Oreille County Library District recently added us as a resource link in their kids section. Thanks, Pend Oreille staff!
We are also busy processing feedback from our latest Algebra Challenge event that ended on June 5th, the Washington State K-12 Story Problem Challenge. We would like to graciously thank everyone who put out the word and participated this spring, and even if you didn’t participate this time, we would enjoy hearing your thoughts to help us shape future challenges.
Foldit continues to be a timely news topic as a noted pioneer in crowdsourcing science efforts. Check out these stories:
- Muse magazine! May/June edition. A magazine designed for the younger set, it is quite a nice mention with pictures!
- Geek of the Week: 15-year-old Sriharshita Musunuri is a thermoelectrics innovator, Geekwire
- Opinion: What cybersecurity can learn from citizen science, The Christian Science Monitor
- A Global Rx For Tackling Rare Diseases, Wired
In other news, Nanocrafter made an appearance at the Foundation of Digital Games 2015 conference this last week to present our recent paper ”Nanocrafter: Design and Evaluation of a DNA Nanotechnology Game”. Congratulations to the Nanocrafter team!
As we head into July, we look forward to meeting our annual group of summer visitors, continued testing on Riddle Books, and staying cool. Be sure you are following us on all of our channels to get the latest!