WIGI Develops Video Game Patch for Girl Scouts
Women In Games International (WIGI) and the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles are working together to create the first video games patch for Girl Scouts. It is hoped that the patch will eventually become nationally recognized as a Girl Scouts of the United States of America badge and help encourage Girl Scouts to pursue interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) culminating in possible careers in the video game industry.
The patch will use Gamestar Mechanic. The development tool published by E-Line and used for the National STEM Video Game Challenge. Having developed a curriculum that has already helped more than 350,000 youth, E-Line will be helping to produce a STEM-aligned program that will meet all of the Girl Scout’s requirements.
WIGI and GSGLA are working to accomodate workshop requests and train interactive entertainment professionals in the Los Angeles area to help guide girls through the patch program.
“Our ultimate goal is to create a STEM-aligned video game badge for the Girl Scouts of the United States of America,” said Amy Allison, vice president at WIGI. “Creating this badge will get young girls excited in technology and science and let them know that they, too, can have a career in the video game industry.”
“Girl Scouts has a long history of developing pioneers in the fields of science and technology, so we are excited about collaborating with Women in Games International to ignite girls’ interests in STEM-related subjects,” said Lise Luttgens, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles chief executive officer.
If you would like more information, check out the Women In Games International website.
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