Aneesh Chopra, the first federal CTO, announced the winners of the first national STEM Video Game Challenge through the President’s Educate to Innovate Campaign. STEM was created to encourage exploration and innovation of young people in science, technology, engineering and math.
The video game challenge included two divisions, one for novices from grades 5 through 8 and one for professional video game developers. 12 youths from around the country were selected from 500 entries.
The first place winner in the developers division was Filament Games, a start-up gaming company from Madison, Wisconsin. The youth video game called ‘You Make Me Sick’ allows gamers to implement and compete in spreading viruses through a targeted body.
Read Aneesh Chopra’s White House Blog regarding the STEM event here.