ROCHESTER, NY— The National Science Foundation has awarded Second Avenue Software, Inc. a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. This award will fund the initial development of Martha Madison’s Marvelous Machines, a collaborative physics game targeted at middle school girls. The game will immerse players in collaborative physics projects to improve their understanding of and interest in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines. Under the direction of CEO Victoria Van Voorhis, the Second Avenue team will work in collaboration with Professors Stephen Jacobs and Chris Egert from the School of Interactive Games and Media at the Rochester Institute...

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