It's game on for STEM contest

A nationwide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) contest is ready for student creativity in a category youth tend to love — video games.

The challenge is a multi-year competition with a goal to motivate interest in STEM learning by tapping into students’ passion for playing and making video games. Entrants have until March 12, 2012, to submit their ideas and games. The contest is open to game designers in five levels: middle school, high school, college and graduate students, and educators.

For more information on the challenge, visit stemchallenge.org.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:26

Around Town for Thursday, Jan. 19

Today, Jan. 19

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:21

This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 19, 1987

On Jan. 19, 1987, with revenues half of what they were the year before and an estimated budget deficit ranging from $700-$900 million, the 15th Alaska Legislature began working on the state’s enormous budget deficit. Everyone was present for the Legislature’s first day except for Sen. Frank Ferguson, D-Kotzebue, who resigned shortly after his election because of health problems. Taking his place was Kotzebue businessman and Native leader Willie Hensley, whom Gov. Steve Cowper appointed for the position until the 1988 elections.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:21

Police & Fire for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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