Congratulations to the Nanocrafter team, who was alerted late last week that the paper “Nanocrafter: Design and Evaluation of a DNA Nanotechnology Game” has been accepted by the Foundations of Digital Games Conference! For a game just under a year old, Nanocrafter is well on the way to making a mark in the world!
Dragon Architect Released
Two of our graduate students, Aaron Bauer and Eric Butler have created a fun new program called Dragon Architect. Claiming they have found a dragon that only speaks code, they developed Dragon Architect for ages nine and up to let youngsters help this peculiar creature construct wondrous things in a fun 3D building game. Through the use of Dragon Architect, students learn basic programming concepts to solve puzzles and build 3D structures out of cubes. Give it a try today!
WA Algebra Challenge On the Way
We’re on our way! Today the Center for Game Science is pleased to announce the dates of our newest Algebra Challenge for Washington state:
April 27th – May 1st, 2015!
Featuring our program Riddle Books (previously only available through visits to the Center, as well as our Summer Learning efforts with Seattle Public Libraries and KCLS in 2014), we look forward to starting a brand new chapter in our Algebra Challenge tale with Washington students! We’ll be rolling out full details and signups in the next few weeks on our Challenge site, but we wanted to invite you to share the word with us!
CGS Director Speaks at SXSWedu
Our partners Enlearn are in the news this week, recently announcing a deal with Voyager Sopris Learning to create a new product that will aid student’s development in English language arts and reading comprehension. In this picture, CGS Director Zoran Popović addressed SXSWedu Conference and Festival attendees yesterday, discussing “Rapid, Radical Changes in Student Concept Mastery”. Next week, he’ll be the opening keynote speaker at Learning at Scale in Vancouver, BC.
CGS Celebrates Women’s History Month
Do you follow our Twitter channels? All through Women’s History month, we’ll be spotlighting different interesting women in history with notable science, computer and math achievements. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, you can find out about notable women through our Center for Game Science account, and on Fridays via Foldit’s twitter. Follow along all month and contribute your own (our list isn’t even comprehensive) via the hashtag #GreatSTEMWomen .