Islander Middle School student wins with video game
By REPORTER STAFF
Mercer Island Reporter Staff
May 3, 2011 · Updated 3:00 PM
Islander Middle School seventh-grader Jasper Hugunin recently entered the National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) video game challenge.
Hugunin’s game, Robot Commander, uses a virtual robot to teach middle school students how to use a computer program.
The game was built to run on any Web browser, making it accessible to anyone.
It can be played at www.trickmania.com.
Hugunin won two categories: best playable game for an open platform and best playable game incorporating STEM themes.
With his win, IMS will earn a $2,000 grant from the event’s sponsors: AMD Foundation, the Entertainment Software Association and Microsoft.Contact Mercer Island Reporter Staff Reporter Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.