Our director Zoran Popović was interviewed by NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca this morning in a segement titled Wanna Play? Computer Gamers Help Push Frontier Of Brain Research. Listen to the whole story or check out a transcript of the segement which features discussion on Foldit and how video games are changing the landscape of scientific research and discovery.
Discovering optimal pathways for learning early mathematics
Some of the Center for Game Science’s most popular games focus on early math, including topics such as fractions and algebra. These areas are some of the main bottlenecks preventing students from pursuing futures in math and science.
Hear from the CGS team in this video produced by UW’s Computer Science and Engineering Department and find out how we are working to inspire young learners to excel at math through our award-winning game, Refraction.
CGS featured on NPR
This morning the Center for Game Science’s director Zoran Popović was interviewed on National Public Radio. Listen to the whole story which features a segment on CGS’s game Foldit here!
2013 Katerva Awards
We are pleased to announce that CGS’s scientific discovery game Foldit has won the Katerva Award for Behavioral Change! This category honors those enacting global change on an individual level. A big congratulations to our Foldit team and our phenomenal Foldit community!
We are in awe after watching Lucy Walker’s animated documentary “The Contenders” about the Foldit group involved in mapping the structure of the Mason Pfizer Monkey Virus. Brilliantly done!