More than 100 national student finalists, teachers and principals from across the U.S. came together on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Texas State Capitol for the 2016 Globey Game Design Competitions and Awards, a national game design and coding competition that celebrates students’ year-long efforts in the Globaloria computer science program. Forty-seven national finalists competed, and 19 winners were recognized for their outstanding achievements, including Ulysses Mendez M., a student at Crockett High School in Austin ISD.
Globaloria provides K-12 computer science education in 150 schools across 15 states.
“Welcome to the future of education, where computer science is a human right that should be accessible to all students,” said Dr. Idit Harel, CEO and founder of Globaloria.
The Globey Awards also featured two primary keynote speakers: Robert Scott, former Texas commissioner of education, and Jennifer Lopez, commercial innovation technology development lead for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), where she develops breakthrough innovations for the International Space Station.