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Women Developers Make Mark at Games Day

February 10th, 2016 by Sarah Ricard

The U.S. Department of Education Games Day recognized the emerging field of learning game technology.

Thirty technology developers from the Small Business Innovation Research program at the DoED’s Institute of Education Science and other federal agencies participated in events at the White House and at an expo featuring learning games for education, health, and the military.

The article SBIR Women Developers Got Game celebrates the large number of women developers who took part. Women led in development and research roles for half of the 30 games presented at Games Day, and many of these women founded their small businesses to create opportunities for girls to learn about STEM.

The National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR program also has an interest in educational technology and will be issuing its next solicitations in March. To review the NSF’s Educational Technologies and Applications topic area, go here.