Educational games developer Kuato Studios was invited to take part in yesterday’s White House Science Fair – the only European company to receive an invitation. The Fair celebrated the student winners of a broad range of STEM competitions from across the USA.
Excerpt from the White House press release:
Kuato Studios is committing to reach thousands of schools across 30 states with free STEM content. Through games, Kuato aims to inspire more girls and boys in computer science and also to provide a tool that gives teachers the confidence to tackle computer science with their students in a fun and engaging way.
The Studio’s valuable STEM resource, Code Warriors, has redefined how kids learn to code on a global scale since it hit the market last year. Currently featured in over 400 schools globally and available for free online through Windows and Apple browsers, Code Warriors has been hailed as a unique learning tool, in and out of the classroom.
Greg Toppo, USA Today, and author of The Game Believes in You said:
“As a long time proponent of educational games and their meaningful place in the modern classroom, I am delighted that Kuato Studios has been included in this year's White House Science Fair announcement. The Studio's game, Code Warriors, is a highly creative way to implement gaming software to improve students’ learning experience.”
Patrick Larkin, Assistant Superintendent for Burlington Schools said:
"Burlington Schools constantly strive to enrich our students' experience of STEM education. Having hosted visits from Kuato Studios to our schools over the last few years, we are delighted that their pioneering work in STEM has been recognised in President Obama’s final Science Fair announcement. Code Warriors is an excellent free Computer Science for Allresource for K5-9.”
Mark Horneff, Managing Director, Kuato Studios: “We are really proud to have been selected to be included in today’s White House Science Fair and delighted to be taking part. President Obama’s commitment to ‘Computer Science for All’, and his Educate to Innovate’ campaign are absolutely in line with the work we do here at Kuato. With our games already being used to get kids into STEM across the US and the UK< we hope we can really play our part in making a difference to kids education.”