Meggers Project Award Recipient: STEMcoding Project

Prof. Christopher Orban from Ohio State University and Prof. Richelle Teeling-Smith from the University of Mt. Union have developed the STEMcoding project, which recently received a grant from the AIP Meggers Project Award, and they have submitted a video to the NSF supported 2018 STEM for ALL Video Showcase. Check them out at and search for STEMcoding if you wish to support the them.

Groups like have revolutionized computer science education for the elementary school and junior high levels. But the revolution is still only beginning to reach high school STEM courses like physics, math and chemistry. The STEMcoding project exists to reimagine introductory STEM courses with computer science in mind.

The STEMcoding project involves three things: (1) fun, interactive coding activities designed for high school physics, and eventually math and chemistry; (2) professional development to science and math teachers, especially in Ohio; (3) partnership with existing camps to offer “Physics of Video Games” activities for high school students in Columbus and eventually in other parts of Ohio. Learn more at

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