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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