Mark DeLoura Talks Challenges Facing STEM in Public Schools

Mark DeLoura, previously part of President Obama's White House Office of Science and Technology, talks about the challenges of bringing STEM education programs to public schools at the Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2017.

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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.

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Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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