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September 24, 2019

Students Win Silver Award in International Serious Play Awards Program

A game created by computer science undergraduates Louis Jacobowitz and Hannah Morrison won a Silver Medal in the 2019 student division of the International Serious Play Awards. 

Their game, called “Making First Impressions”, helps students develop skills to handle difficult situations while maintaining a positive relationship with their boss and colleagues.

The students worked in collaboration with the Global Training Initiative and are part of the Principles of Expressive Machines (POEM) Lab led by Dr. Chris Martens in the NC State Computer Science Department.  The POEM lab is “designing the next generation of programming languages and modeling tools for computational creativity, with particular focus on game design, storytelling, and collaborative experience creation.”

Winners were given the chance to attend the Serious Play Conference Events held this summer at the University of Central Florida and the University of Quebec at Montreal.  The Serious Play Conference, now in its eighth year, is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning.  Speakers, who come from all parts of the globe, share their experience creating or using games in the corporate world, classrooms, healthcare institutions, government, and military, and offer tips on how to move game-based education programs ahead.

For more information on the Serious Play Conferences and  the other winners, please click here.



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