Monday, October 26, 2015

Fellowship Aims To Engage Girls, Minority Students To STEM Subjects Through Video Game Design.

In commentary for The Hill (10/22, Taylor) “Congress Blog,” Rich Taylor, senior vice president for communications and industry affairs at the Entertainment Software Association, writes about the need for more female and minority workers in the technology sector. Taylor cites the need to find ways to better attract such workers and to expose students to STEM subjects. Educators must present students “with opportunities to help them reach their full potential and find careers that will challenge them, expand their minds, and propel them and our country forward.” His organization has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to develop the Leaders on the Fast Track (LOFT) Video Game Innovation Fellowship, which “challenges young people to not only build video games – which is challenging enough in its own right – but also to develop these resources to address social issues.”

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