Video games to help STEM learning in the United States

"In support of President Obama's call for a renewed focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) have teamed up with Sony Computer Entertainment America, Microsoft, and the MacArthur Foundation and announced a number of efforts to motivate students. The organizations are aiming to leverage the interest that kids have in video games and inspire them through a series of STEM-related design competitions.

"Computer and video games are one of the most effective ways to reach America's children and encourage them to stay interested in vital STEM principles. We are honored to have President Obama recognize the unique ability of games to act as a catalyst in generating new areas of growth in education," said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the ESA."

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csimpson3159d ago

But... but... I thought Obama hated video games?

spankipants3158d ago

Does he? =O

Must be buddies with Michael Atkinson =/