Does playing Minecraft promote interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math?

Does playing Minecraft promote interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math?

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The ITEST Research Study, Creating a Virtual Infrastructure for Engaging Rural Youth in STEM Disciplines through Computer Science, was recently featured on Maine Public Broadcasting Network's interactive radio program Maine Calling. This project will use LearnToMod for Minecraft to engage middle school students in rural Maine with computer science and math concepts. In the recorded interview, Principal Investigator Bruce Segee, Project Manager Ami Gaspar, and Craig Mason of the University of Maine describe their work, and answer questions about Minecraft's capacity to promote student interest in STEM and other subject areas.