White House Event
Dr. Melissa DeRosier was invited to participate in an Education Game Workshop, hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Education, on Thursday, September 4th.
The event will bring together Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grantees, education game developers, and agency experts to discuss the state of education games and brainstorm solutions to challenges faced by individual developers and small businesses.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy is interested in exploring how games can be used as a valuable tool for addressing societal challenges.
3C Institute’s Action-Packed Week in DC
While in Washington, Dr. DeRosier and 3C Institute researcher Dr. Deb Childress will also be participating in several other events this week as part of the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES)Principal Investigator Meeting:
- Dr. DeRosier will be speaking in a roundtable panel discussion, “From R&D of Ed Tech to the Real World,” in which developers will discuss using data to refine their education technology products and how developers prepare and present data to inform instructional practice.
- Dr. DeRosier and Dr. Childress will be participating in the IES Technology Expo, where IES staff and funded researchers can “try out” prototypes of twelve IES SBIR funded technology products/games and meet the developers. Dr. DeRosier and Dr. Childress will be showcasing several of our new social-emotional learning games: Zoo U, Adventures aboard the S.S.GRIN, and PREP (Postsecondary Resilience Education Program).
- Dr. DeRosier and Dr. Childress will be participating in the Ed Games Expo, hosted by the Entertainment Software Association and 1776. The event will showcase games for learning that have been supported by programs such as IES, the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), NASA, and Smithsonian. During the event, the 100+ attendees will be able to “try out” prototypes of games for learning and meet the developers. Dr. DeRosier and Dr. Childress will showcase three social-emotional learning games: Zoo U, Adventures aboard the S.S.GRIN, and Stories in Motion.