Congratulations to the PhET Interactive Simulations team, who took home one of two prizes from the Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014: Reimagine Education. The PhET Simulation project will share a $50,000 price with PaGamO, the world's first multi-student social game.
Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, PhET provides more than 130 free interactive math and science computer simulations that are based on extensive education research and support more effective and engaging education. Going beyond traditional educational resources, PhET simulations offer an intuitive, game-like environment where students can learn through scientist-like exploration, where dynamic visual representations make the invisible visible, and where science ideas are connected to real-world phenomena.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), publisher of the QS World University Rankings, developed the global Wharton-QS Stars competition to identify the most innovative approaches in higher education to enhance learning and student employability in partnership with The Wharton School SEI Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
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