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STEM Challenge Inspires Young Game Makers

by Mark German
August 30, 2017

The National STEM Video Game Challenge has motivated interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in nearly 20,000 middle and high school students since launching in 2011 by harnessing their natural passion for playing video games and inspiring them to design games of their own. Presented by the Joan … 







Meet the Winners: Henry Edwards and Kevin Kopczynski

by Sam Zelitch
May 13, 2014

In England at the turn of the last century, a young man named Jacob (whose last name is not known) was on his way to a society event dressed in his finest attire and carrying only his umbrella in case of rain. Naturally, his journey was beset with obstacles. A … 







Meet the Winners: Sooraj Suresh

by Sam Zelitch
May 7, 2014

California high school student Sooraj Suresh was asleep when his father entered his room to tell him he had just won the National STEM Video Game Challenge. Sooraj was excited of course. But, like a typical teenager, he wasted no time in going back to sleep. The next day at … 







Winners of the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge Honored at the 11th Annual Games for Changes Festival in New York

by Sam Zelitch
April 24, 2014

  The photo above was taken last night at NYU’s Skirball Center at the 11th Annual Games for Change Festival Awards Ceremony as these fourteen young people from all over the country were being honored for their achievements as winners of the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge. Gaming has … 







National STEM Video Game Challenge

by Administrator
March 24, 2012

Presented by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media, with founding sponsor the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the STEM Challenge was launched in 2010 as part of the White House’s Educate to Innovate Campaign. The Challenge was designed to motivate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) among youth by … 







The 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge is now OPEN for Entries!!

by Caitlin Skopac
November 15, 2011

Today at the Cooney Center, we are proud and excited to announce that the 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge is officially open for entries. This nationwide competition invites game makers of every age to show their passion for both playing and making video games, while aiming to motivate children’s … 







2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge is now OPEN for Entries!!

by Caitlin Skopac
November 15, 2011

Today at the Cooney Center, we are proud and excited to announce that the 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge is officially open for entries. This nationwide competition invites game makers of every age to show their passion for both playing and making video games, while aiming to motivate children’s … 







2012 National STEM VIdeo Game Challenge Announced at White House Today

by Catherine Jhee
September 15, 2011

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center and E-Line Media were at the White House today, where  U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the launch of the new Digital Promise Initiative. First established as a non-profit organization created by the President and. Congress through the Department of Education as an effort … 







National STEM Video Game Challenge Winners Announced!

by Catherine Jhee
March 31, 2011

It’s hard to believe that the National STEM Video Game Challenge has come to a close. The Cooney Center team has just returned from D.C., where we invited the six finalists of the Collegiate and Developer streams of the competition to the Quick-Pitch Competition on Tuesday, March 29. Each team … 







Apps for Healthy Kids Winners Announced!

by Marj Kleinman
October 1, 2010

On Wednesday, the White House announced the winners of the Apps for Healthy Kids competition ― part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign. Our Executive Director, Michael H. Levine, was honored to be involved, as one of the judges. Congrats to all the winners and runner-ups! Earlier this month, …