LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2023) — Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) students who participate in Girls Who Game, will celebrate a recently launched program in partnership with the University of Kentucky this Saturday, Jan. 21. The STEM-focused, learner-driven program, Girls Who Game, was created by Dell Technologies, Intel and Microsoft to engage female students by providing opportunities to develop STEM and leadership skills while gaming.
Starting with exploration in Minecraft for Education, the program evolves to leadership development, featuring challenges aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN DSG) and an eSports Challenge. This year, FCPS Girls Who Game partnered with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Parks and Recreation to help design the new Cardinal Run Park North.
The event will feature keynote presentations from Mayor Linda Gorton and Kentucky native and NASA engineer Alora Mazarakis, a UK campus tour, UN DSG Sustainable Solution showcases from FCPS students, a campfire chat and play with women in gaming, and awards to all clubs. FCPS students and their families will eat and play in the UKFCU Esports Lounge following the awards ceremony.
Fayette County Public Schools is the second district in Kentucky to collaborate with Dell Technology and the Girls Who Game Program. To learn more about Dell Technology’s Girls Who Game program, visit Girls Who Game | Dell USA.
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