Microempowering.org is proud to announce that we have been awarded 1st prize from the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative from the Department of Defense, after launching our STEM education app on May 25th!!!

The Curiosity School - STEM series app by MicroEmpowering is a greener alternative for teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to curious students. This iPad app has been designed to promote a “learn by doing” approach to education. It is a hands-on app that introduces curious middle school students to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics concepts, by providing each user with a series of eight experiments, which are easily reproduced at home.

This is a very important award for us, because the ADL initiative focuses on topics including immersive learning technologies, mobile learning, next generation learning environments, research related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education; training standards and specifications, which are closely related to our mission and milestones for 2012.

The (ADL) Initiative was established in 1997 to standardize and modernize the delivery of training and education across DoD and other federal agencies. It is a collaborative effort to harness the power of information technologies to deliver high-quality, easily accessible, adaptable, and cost-effective education and training. More information on ADL can be found at http://www.adlnet.gov/

Our prize will be granted during the 12th Annual ADL Co-Laboratory iFest taking place on July 31st to August 2nd, 2012 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. iFest is the premier, annual event for the Department of Defense (DoD) training and education community. It provides unique opportunities for military, government, industry, and academic professionals to learn about the latest research and events shaping distributed learning. For more information on the ADL Co-Laboratory iFest visit: http://www.ndia.org/meetings/21D0/Pages/default.aspx