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Thursday, July 16 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
G4C Student Challenge: 5 Years of Impact

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The G4C Student Challenge is a game design program and competition that combines students' passion for games with civic engagement. To date, the program has trained 400 educators in game-based learning and inspired 30,000 students to level-up from game players to game creators. Hear from a panel of diverse perspectives as we explore the growth, impact and experiences of key stakeholders during the first five years of the program.

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Tania Hack

Senior Director of Programs, Games for Change
Working as the Director of Programs, Tania oversees a variety of youth, community and client-facing programs at Games for Change (G4C). Her primary focus is the G4C Student Challenge – a year-round game design program for middle and high public school students which, now in its... Read More →

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Brendon Trombley

Sr. Educational Content Developer, BrainPOP
Brendon Trombley is a game designer and educator who seeks to engage, inspire, and transform audiences of all ages. He has produced playful learning experiences for the web, classroom, and beyond with organizations such as Institute of Play, Quest to Learn, Games for Change, Boys... Read More →
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Luna Ramirez

CTE Teacher, Information Technology HS
Luna is a CTE_Teacher/WBLCoordinator at Information Technology High School NYCDOE. Her passion for the design, evolution of technology, & engineering led her to teach WebDesign, NetworkCommunications, ComputerRepair and Robotics. In recognition for her dedication to educating young... Read More →
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Sarah Applebaum

Student, School of Interactive Arts
Sarah is a student at the School of Interactive Arts, under the Urban Arts Partnership. She has been passionate about video games for as long as she can remember, and wants to pursue game development as a career. She is attending Rutgers University this fall for Information Technology... Read More →
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Koen Victorica

3x Award Winning Game Designer, Student
Koen Victorica is distinguished in being the only award-winning G4C Student Challenge game designer to win three years in a row; 2018-2020. His passion for game design was ignited early in life and as a high school senior he is already studying computer science with dual enrollment... Read More →
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Dr. Leah Hanes

CEO & Chief Juggler, Two Bit Circus Foundation
Dr. Leah Hanes has led Two Bit Circus Foundation (2BCF) since 2013, first as Executive Director and then CEO, 2BCF has grown into a strong voice in the 2020 STEAM Education discourse. During these seven years Dr. Hanes was charged with a complete rebranding while executing strategic... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT