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DODEA's new robotics, gaming classes aren’t child’s play

Stars & Stripes
Aviano, Italy | August 26, 2011

Some high school students might prefer playing video games to doing school work.

And, a few who attend Department of Defense Education Activity schools this year might be able to make the case that they’re doing both — well, sort of.

DODEA is launching a pilot program as part of a nationwide initiative started by President Barack Obama two years ago to spur students to excel in science, technology, engineering and math. The goal of the STEM program, Obama said, is to reaffirm “America’s role as the world’s engine of scientific discovery and technological innovation.” Read article.


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