BioRedemption – An Interactive Biology Game

BioRedemption – An Interactive Biology Game

PrepNet is a charter school management company that operates five college preparatory high schools in Michigan. Two in the Grand Rapids area, one in Ypsilanti, one in Taylor, and one in Canton. Our schools are free, public, charter schools that are open to any student grades 9-12.

Students on this MDP Project Team will design, test and deliver a web-based video game experience designed to review core elements of 9th grade biology curriculum for PrepNet students. Students will develop and hone skills in experimental design, modeling of biologic processes, interpreting data, research and communication, and engineering design.

Curriculum designers from PrepNet will provide all of the content and the questions, but students on this team will be fully responsible for creating the game and will have design input on all game elements, including topics such as: Are there levels? How are the questions asked? Are there characters? Is there a story line? How does a student “win”?

More Information: 2017-PrepNet

Students who successfully match to this project team will be required to sign the following two documents in January 2017:
Student IP Agreement for this Project Team
Student Non-Disclosure Agreement for this Project Team
How to Apply

Project Features

  • Skill level All levels
  • Students 5-7
  • Likely Majors Any, A&D, BIOCHEM, BIO, CE, CS, EEB, EDU, ECE, SI
  • Course Substitutions EECS 498, SI, Honors, A&D Elec, CE MDE, ECE Cognate
  • IP & NDA Required? Yes
  • Summer Opportunity Summer Funding Application
  • Web Programming (3-4 Students)

    General interest and skills in programming

    • Likely Majors: CSE/CS-LSA, CE, ECE
  • User Interface Design (1 Student)

    UI/UX Design, usability studies, graphic design experience/interest desireable

    • Information (SI), A&D
  • Animation / Graphics (1 Student)

    • A&D, Information (SI), ANY
  • Back-end Programming (1 Student)

    General interest and skills in programming

    • Likely Major: CSE/CS-LSA
  • Biology Education (1 Student)

    • Likely Majors: EDU, BIO, EEB, BIOCHEM

Faculty Mentor: James Juett2017 Stryker projects
CSE Lecturer I
Sponsor Mentor: Amelia O’Brian2017 Stryker projects
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Amelia is a former Secondary Science teacher with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Michigan State University. She has been the Director of Curriculum and Instruction fat PrepNet Schools since July 2013.
Amelia will be available for weekly conference calls or at the Arbor Preparatory location.

For More Information About This Sponsor, Visit Their Website (PrepNet).