2015 Competition involves Navy, Air Force, and Army STEM Outreach offices in four states
Richmond, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/22/2015 -- On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, DimensionU, Inc. hosted its 2nd Annual Department of Defense Math Games Tournament at military research laboratories around the country. Middle school students from four states competed in 6th, 7th, 8th and Algebra grade level teams. Each location represented a branch of the military and the respective STEM Outreach offices. Grade level teams from each location participated in five multiplayer rounds of mathematics-based video game play using DimensionU's gaming platform. Similar to other DimensionU competitive educational gaming events, the tournament took place in a virtual, first-person action video game world, where students compete and interact as teams solving mathematics problems as part of their objective to win. The tournament was augmented with live video transmission across the four states, allowing students to see their opponents. First place team members from each of the grade level competitions were awarded $100 gift cards as their prize. Trophies were also awarded to each school with a first place team and each military research laboratory.
"The Department of Defense Math Games is one of our favorite annual competitive educational gaming tournaments to host," said Steven Hoy, CEO of DimensionU, Inc. "The multi-state competition with live video feed is so exciting for the students, educators, military volunteers and STEM Outreach personnel. We are so thankful for everyone's participation and contributions towards making this annual event possible and a huge success. We look forward to expanding to more sites and locations in 2016."
In South Carolina, SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic (U.S. Navy) sponsored school teams from Berkeley County and Dorchester Two school districts in the North Charleston, SC area. In New York, the Griffiss Institute and the Air Force Research Laboratory sponsored students from Rome City Schools in Rome, NY. In Illinois, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) sponsored students from the Urbana 116 School District in Champaign, IL. In New Jersey, the U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal, sponsored students from the Diocese of Paterson Catholic Schools, in Parsippany, NJ.
For the 6th Grade competition, Staley Upper Elementary School (Air Force-NY) took first place, Urbana Middle School (Army-IL) took second and All Saints Academy (Army-NJ) placed third. For the 7th Grade competition, Dubose Middle School (Navy-SC) placed first, Urbana Middle School (Army-IL) placed second and All Saints Academy (Army-NJ) placed third. For the 8th Grade competition, Hanahan Middle School (Navy-SC) took first and All Saints Academy (Army-NJ) placed second. In the Mixed Grade competition, Dubose Middle School (Navy-SC) 7th Grade placed first, Staley Upper Elementary School (Air Force-NY) 6th Grade took second and All Saints Academy (Army-NJ) Algebra Team took third.
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Since 2007, DimensionU, Inc. has set a new course in the development of innovative multiplayer educational video games. Through its collaborative, content-rich, immersive learning environments, DimensionU offers a highly engaging, research-based, instructional enrichment tool in mathematics and literacy for elementary, middle and high school students in the U.S. and Canada.