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Federal Funding for Science Education at NASA, NIH, NOAA and many other places you love!

The Federal Government is making moves to change how science education is funded at the federal level. Read this article AAAS article- June 13, 2013 Read this article and email your Congress People! Do you want NASA to have an outreach program? Do you think the Department of Education wil do as good a job […]

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Immune Defense–the game that has it all–needs you!

TEACHERS!   Ever wished someone had asked for your opinion, or your kids’ opinions, while they were developing an education tool?  Well, here we are asking!  We need teachers of students aged 14-16.  Any subject!  Read about our game and see below to get involved in our evaluation. Immune Defense has everything you could want in […]

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Video Games in Class; A Professional Development Course-Part Two

Game Design Document Outline Part Two:  Integrating the design of a game into your lessons/Using video game design to get your students to interact and learn great amounts from a local scientist. 1.  Choose a topic you wish to address.  I chose “neurology.”   You can choose any topic, video game design works well in English, social […]

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Video Games in Class–A Professional Development Course Part One

Part One:  Integrating a game into your lessons 1.  Decide what to teach.  Start with your list of Principles and Concepts you want to teach in the semester.  Games are good for conveying vocabulary and facts, but their true advantage is in conveying abstract or complex concepts. 2.  Find a game.  Consult the list of video games […]

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Video games in Class–a Teacher Development Course Introduction

Video Games in the classroom-A Professional Development Course  Video Games like Immune Attack present scientific concepts in an intuitive format.  Watching a cell react to a chemical signal in a movie like Inner Life of the Cell is helpful in visualizing the concepts of cell biology.  But it is much more memorable if we must […]

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Welcome to Immune Defense

Our new game is a two dimensional strategy game called Immune Defense.  Seven kinds of white bloods cells can be bought and deployed in the never-ending, always-escalating war against 15 viral and bacterial pathogens. Part 1 of Immune Defense to be released February 1, 2013.  Part 2 will be ready for beta testing In June, […]

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Association of Medical Illustrators presentation

What follows is my personal history with Medical Illustration.  I was very proud to present my work on Immune Attack and Immune Defense at the 2012 conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators. Click here for my slides: Association of Medical Illustrators presentation, July 28, 2012 I am proud to carry on the tradition of […]

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STEM Video Game Challenge and Teaching Youngsters to Program

Hi.  Do you have a kid at home who is 8?  Or are you a kid who is 8?  Perhaps you are a kid who is 14, or 34.   What would you like to do when you grow up?  Would you like to help the environment, work for major league baseball, or discover something about […]

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