Encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers is an ongoing focus in education. The Carnegie Science Centerâ€™s new project, Click!Online, is designed to get more girls engaged in science and gaming technology and recently won $200,000 in the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article below, â€œClick!Online, will be a Web-based game for girls featuring a fictional “spy school” called the Click! Agency. Through the agency, girls will network to solve mysteries in biomedical science, environmental protection and expressive technology. Meanwhile, online “senior agents” will mentor the players, emphasizing critical thinking, problem solving, group sourcing and social action to solve real-world challenges. Spy girls can share results with each other around the world.â€
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Science Center gets $200,000 grant for Web-based game for girls
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
By Sally Kalson
The Carnegie Science Center has won $200,000 in the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition for a new project designed to get more girls engaged in science and gaming technology.
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