STEM game training this week for teachers & non-profits - Tucson News Now

STEM game training this week for teachers & non-profits

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM, education has become a focus of U.S. Department of Education

According to the U.S. Department of Education "the United States has become a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators."

However, the U.S. Department of Education says "only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career." 

One organization is hoping to battle this shortfall.

Dr. Anja-Karinoa Pahl, Founder and Programme Director of The PRIZM Game Company, is in Tucson this week to introduce a new gaming technique to get children more involved in STEM fields. 

Pahl is hosting game training sessions from 4:30 to 8 PM on Monday and 5 to 8 PM on Wednesday.  

Attending both sessions is not required for training, but both sessions cover different aspects of STEM gaming.  

The cost is $10, which includes both sessions plus materials.


The training is sponsored by Tucson Electric Power (TEP), which is keeps the cost low for those who want to attend. 

The goal is to assist adults in creating programs that focus children's goals on STEM related innovations and businesses.  

The PRIZM Game Company recognizes capturing the interest of children in STEM fields is key to growing the future of science.  

Teachers, non-profits, and charities in Tucson are the first in the world to be offered this training.  

Dr. Pahl is working with a local Tucson branch of a worldwide defense company to bring the training to Arizona.  

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