This summer, Christie Poitra ’07, Ph.D. spent a few days talking about video game development and STEM at the Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program (IYEP) Summer Enrichment Camp in Lansing, Michigan. A collaboration between Michigan State University (MSU) and several other agencies, IYEP summer campers learn about citizenship and, among other topics, how to use games for STEM education.
Poitra’s hometown—Old Station, California, population 50—had nothing of the sort. “We had a gas station,” she says. “The nearest grocery store was 45 minutes away.”
Posted on September 14, 2018 - 3:27pm