We caught up with Mark DeLoura, previously part of former President Obama's White House Office of Science and Technology, fresh off of winning the Ambassador's Award at GDC 2017's Game Developers Choice Awards to talk about the challenges in bringing STEM education programs to public schools. We talked about the legislative impediments as well as some structural issues that need to be addressed to level the playing field for all public schools.
DeLoura has worked at many different game companies and has a few cool ideas for how to gamify the STEM learning process. Unfortunately, these great ideas need funding and educators face a tough road ahead. Please take a look at this interview to hear more about Mark DeLoura's ongoing efforts to make STEM education programs more accessible to young people as well as older folks in need of retraining.