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Saturday, February 12 • 3:00pm - 8:00pm
*Song of the Starbird: Educational Game to Promote STEM and Hearing Health

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Song of the Starbird is an educational web-based game designed to support the nationally recognized need to encourage and enhance education in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) area and promote hearing health in 4-5th grade students. The primary objective of the game is to develop children’s scientific knowledge base about hearing science and acoustics; the secondary objective is to leverage this knowledge to develop positive attitudes and behaviors related to their own hearing health. The fun and engaging game has 5-levels and is based upon the Dangerous Decibels® program and activities. Initial development of the game is complete and formative evaluation has been conducted on 4-5th grade students, teachers, and high school students. This presentation will introduce the game and accompanying classroom teacher materials along with a request for wider dissemination to gain game functionality feedback from the attendees.


Odile Clavier, Ph.D.

Dr. Odile Clavier received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Tech and her master’s and Ph.D. from Stanford University in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Since joining Creare, she has been the Principal Investigator for several biomedical applications. She has... Read More →

Zara Downs, BFA

Ms. Zara Downs is a game designer and the co-founder of Strangeheart, LLC, an independent game studio. Prior to founding Strangeheart, she was a game designer at Tiltfactor, LLC, an interdisciplinary innovation studio dedicated to designing and studying games for social impact where... Read More →

Deanna Meinke, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Northern Colorado
Deanna Meinke received her undergraduate degree in communication disorders from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in Audiology from Northern Illinois University. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in Audiology and is currently a Winchester Distinguished... Read More →
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Mattheus Ueckermann, Ph.D.

Engineer, Creare, LLC
Dr. Ueckermann received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and his master’s and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Mechanical and Computational Engineering. His graduate research focused on developing new finite element methods... Read More →

John Walthour, M.S.

Mr. Walthour received a B.S. from Norwich University and an M.S. from Syracuse University, both in Computer Engineering. His interests span the computing stack, from user interfaces and networking to digital logic design. At SRC Inc., he developed software for radar and electronic... Read More →

Saturday February 12, 2022 3:00pm - 8:00pm CST