In a game created by a UCLA student and her two sisters, 11- to 14-year-old players can combat a villain as agents for a top secret government agency. Throughout the game, players time travel and encounter women who have made contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The team of triplet sisters, including third-year computer science student Megan Williams, created “Agent XX” to encourage young women to enter STEM fields. On Sept. 15, the game won first place in the education category of the Code for the Mission contest and received $5,000, Megan said.
The competition, which the Office of Information Technology and the Office of Intellectual Property hold yearly, encourages faculty, staff and students to design innovative applications that further the university’s mission of research, education and service.