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STEM Challenge Inspires Young Game Makers

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 Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame […]

Meet the Winners: Henry Edwards and Kevin Kopczynski

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 barrier placed in the middle […]

Meet the Winners: Sooraj Suresh

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 school his friends congratulated him […]

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

  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 touched the current generation of […]

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

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 interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, […]

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

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 interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, […]

2012 National STEM VIdeo Game Challenge Announced at White House Today

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 to promote breakthrough technologies  to […]

National STEM Video Game Challenge Winners Announced!

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 had a total of 20 […]

Apps for Healthy Kids Winners Announced!

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, White House CTO Aneesh Chopra […]

Cooney Center Prizes Inaugural Quick Pitches

You can now peak into the inaugural Cooney Center Prizes Quick Pitches that were held at the E3 Expo in June! Here are the finalists from our Breakthroughs in Mobile Learning prize: Motion Math Toontastic Mobile Technology for Sustainable Literacy Watch the winning pitch given by team Project NOAH View all the quick pitches See […]