Dr. Michael A. Evans of the Virginia Tech School of Education visited the Department of Communication to give a presentation about his research and outreach project "Mission: Evolution - Leveraging Digital Video Games to Engage Tenth Graders in Evolutionary Biology" as part of the G.A.M.E.R. Lab's Spring 2011 Video Game Research Lunchtime Colloquium Series

The project, completed in cooperation with Jennifer Biedler of Blacksburg High School, included high school students in an extracurricular project where they created educational games and scientific demonstrations using the commercial project Spore: Galactic Adventures.   The Mission: Evolution project was funded by the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Competition.