Natinal Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." With an annual budget of $7.5 billion (FY 2016), we are the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.
Arizona State University
ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge, mobilizes people and takes action to improve education. Our faculty conduct research that has impact throughout the U.S. and the world. Our bachelor’s degree programs prepare graduates to thrive as educators in schools and other learning environments. Through our graduate and professional programs, we empower leaders, including school principals, policymakers and scholars. We develop ideas, people and innovations that improve education for the greatest possible number of people.
Center for Games & Impact
Building upon the vision of ASU President Michael Crow for a New American University, the Center for Games and Impact at ASU is committed to excellence, access, impact and research that contribute to the public good. Directed by Professor Sasha Barab, the Center has as its mission to investigate, innovate, and cultivate game-infused solutions to society’s biggest challenges.
E-Line Media, game design studio, creates innovative STEM-related video games and hosts a nationwide annual STEM Video Game Design Challenge. Their STEM-related game, Gamestar Mechanic, will be offered in a Spanish-friendly version with connections to game design careers. This focused game, and their Design Challenge will be included in the TV series, featuring Hispanic teens doing STEM and highlighting the exciting things they design.