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Thursday, June 6 • 8:40am - 12:00pm
STEM Modeling is as Easy and Fun as Game Design FILLING

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Game design is a common way to attract students into technology. Here’s a way to make STEM even more engaging: science modeling with game design techniques.

This workshop will demonstrate the use of an online 3D drag-and-drop programming environment, commonly used in game design, to model questions in science curricula, such as disease transmission, environment modeling, et al. Students learn to describe a problem in precise natural language terms, then translate that to an easy to use programming environment. Data collection, an integral part of science investigation, is built into the environment, so that students can control simulations as well as collect data for exporting and statistical analysis. Example models to be described include models for disease transmission, predator-prey environments, and wildfire simulation.

Please bring a compatible device to the session (Chromebook, Mac or Windows PC)

Standards Addressed: 
This workshop will address the following Colorado Academic Standards for CS Education: 1.1.1 , 1.1.3 , 1.2.4, 1.3.8. 

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Fred Gluck

MS EE/CS, George Washington Univ.BS Engineering/Applied Math, Univ. of Colorado15+ years teaching game design/computer science
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David Webb

Assoc Professor

Thursday June 6, 2019 8:40am - 12:00pm MDT
Gray's & Torrey's 1500 E 128th Ave, Thornton, CO