Dixie Ching Wins National STEM Video Game Challenge for Game Designed to Teach Number Concepts and Math

Dixie National STEM Challenge
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, ECT doctoral student and lab member, was part of a team (with graduate students Derek Lomas of Carnegie Mellon University and Jeanine Sun of the University of California at San Diego) that won both the Impact and Collegiate prizes in the inaugural National STEM Video Game Challenge. The team won a total of $50,000 for their design.

Game_Map“The entry, NumberPower: Numbaland!… is a collection of four games that help children in kindergarten through fourth grade develop their sense of number concepts, or ‘number sense’… The competition was launched to support President Barack Obama’s ‘Educate to Innovate’ campaign, which is aimed at improving the participation and performance of America’s students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).”

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The prototype of the game can be viewed and played here.