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University of Colorado receives $1.5M grant for game research

The National Science Foundation has given a $1.5 million grant to the University of Colorado at Boulder to help fund research on using video games to aid computer science education.

Tom Curtis

February 15, 2012

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Newsbrief: The National Science Foundation has given a $1.5 million grant to the University of Colorado at Boulder to help fund research on using video games to aid computer science education. The money will go toward supporting a team of researchers within the university who have previously used video game design curricula to teach students about computer science and encourage them to pursue careers in information technology. This new project will examine how video game design can engage students in computational thinking and aid them in the design of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) simulations.

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Tom Curtis is Associate Content Manager for Gamasutra and the UBM TechWeb Game Network. Prior to joining Gamasutra full-time, he served as the site's editorial intern while earning a degree in Media Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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