STEM Video Game Challenge Names Winners of Third Annual Competition

7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media today announced the names of 16 middle school and high school students as the winners of the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge. The competition aims to motivate interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among students in grades 5-12 by tapping into their enthusiasm for playing and making video games. The top original video games and game design concepts were selected in 14 categories from nearly 4000 entries.

The 2013 STEM Challenge winners are:

Middle School (grades 5-8)



Platform (Category)

City, State

Seong-Hyun Ryoo

Rare Earth


Johns Creek, GA

Angel Martinez-Acevedo

The Arcade

GameStar Mechanic

DeRidder, LA

Nicholas Cameron

Math Rocks


Sayville, NY

Nicolas Badila


Construct 2 (Open Platform)

Jonesboro, GA

Bradley Schmitz

Pixel Jet


Glandorf, OH

Henry Edwards and Kevin Kopczynski

Etiquette Anarchy

Multimedia Fusion 2 (Team)

Durham, NC

Lexi Schneider

Head of the Class


Dresher, PA


High School (grades 9-12)



Platform (Category)

City, State

Sooraj Suresh

Pixel Star One


Campbell, CA

Kieran Luscombe

An Untold Adventure

GameStar Mechanic

Thorton, CO

Cody Haugland

The Amazing Game


Sanger, CA

Aaron Gaudette

Crystal Physics

Unity (Open Platform)

Ramstein Air Base, Germany

Brianna Igbinosun



Lawrenceville, GA

Noah Ratcliff and Pamela Pizarro-Ruiz


C# with XNA (Team)

Pickerington, OH

Janice Tran

Little Green Planet


Palmdale, CA

Each winner will receive an AMD-powered laptop computer with game design and educational software. The individual’s or team’s sponsor organization will receive a cash prize of $2000.

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