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Research Participants Wanted: College students who were influenced by video games to pursue a STEM degree.


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Wanted for Research: College students (ages 18-23) who played Kerbal Space Program and/or Factorio when they were in High School. Participants will be entered into a raffle for one of three $10 Amazon gift cards.

Key participant criteria:

• Currently age 18-23.

• Currently enrolled in college and pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM).

• Played Kerbal Space Program and/or Factorio between the ages of 15 through 18, inclusive, and playing these games influenced your decision to pursue a STEM degree.

Study Information: This study investigates how playing video games that use Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) as their core mechanic motivates adolescents to pursue a STEM degree. The goal of this qualitative study is to publish findings for career development professionals to understand how STEM games can build interest in STEM careers. This novel research will open the door for future similar studies.

If you are selected to participate in the research you will fill out a written-response survey about your motivations to pursue a STEM degree. The survey has six questions that require paragraph-long written responses, estimated time to complete 30-60 minutes. This research is anonymous and completely voluntary, you may stop at any time.

If Interested: Please read the consent form and complete the screening questionnaire


If you have any questions, please comment on this post below or send a private message.

Thank you for your time; I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.

(Study conducted as part of a Graduate Degree program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs; Institutional Review Board protocol number:18-044)

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