National STEM Video Game Challenge

All I can say is, it’s about time. Last week, Obama announced the National STEM Video Game Challenge, challenging game developers to¬†promote interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through video games.

The competition includes two categories: a youth prize for middle school students and a developer prize for emerging developers. The games will target grades pre-K through 4 and will surely inspire many innovative ways to incorporate education and video games.

Entries will be accepted from October 12, 2010, through January 5, 2011. Can’t wait to see the results!