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Refraction wins NHK Japan Prize

Refraction, a game created by UW CSE’s Center for Game Science to teach fractions to elementary school students, has been honored with The Ministerof Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prize for the BestWork in the Primary Category in the 38th NHK Japan Prize, an international competition for educational media.

Refraction placed 1st among the 60 entries in the Primary category, competing with major international broadcasting organizations such as PBS, NHK, Sesame Street, and the National Film Board of Canada.

UW CSE Ph.D. student Erik Andersen was flown to Tokyo by NHK to receive the prize.

Congratulations to Erik and the Refractions team!

 

November 15, 2011