You know that extra little jolt of energy you get when you’re engaging in competition? Whether it’s sports, board games or online computer games, the looming threat of an opponent nipping at our heels is enough to get the competitive juices flowing.
Two local high school students are trying to harness that instinct for educational purposes. Martin Schneider and Joshua Li, two 14-year-old high-schoolers from Dresher, Pennsylvania, set out to prove that competition could actually improve performance in their math video game called “Can You Beat Bob?“
Their efforts have landed them in the Google Science Fair, an international science competition currently under way in Mountain View, California.
Before leaving to attend the event, Martin and Josh talked to NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller about their project.
The Google Science Fair is providing a stream of the awards ceremony via YouTube.