On September 23-25, NBC News hosted its third “Education Nation” National Summit, convening more than 300 of the country’s thought leaders in education, government, business, philanthropy and media to discuss successful examples of innovation in education.
In an amazing feat, UW CSE’s Center for Game Science created and launched a brand new educational game in less than 48 hours, based on specifications provided by the audience at the Summit. NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams closed the Summit with a segment on the game.
“The Center for Game Science (CGS) at the University of Washington aims to revolutionize the educational and scientific discovery process by engaging learners to become experts through personalized learning games that adapt to each person. Recently, CGS games have enabled game-developed experts to solve biochemical structures that baffled scientists for 13 years. Led by Professor Zoran Popovic, the Center is currently working on applying the same techniques to address key bottlenecks in K-12 math and science education.”
Check out the game on the NBC News website here. Listen to the NBC News interview with UW CSE’s Zoran Popovic here. Learn more about the Center for Game Science here.