Faculty Advisor

Manzo, Vincent Joseph

Faculty Advisor

Timko, Michael T.


There are many important STEM concepts introduced during elementary education. However, traditional approaches to this instruction are not always understood and embraced by students. In this study, our IQP team developed a software-based music game for pre-teens to help teach STEM concepts informally based on a review of the current literature on informal learning, educational games, and STEM education. After the prototype was completed, our team did the survey to test users and get some feedback: in general, its potential to be an informal learning mechanism, and the participants’ level of engagement in the activity. From this, we conducted an analysis of the data and made several recommendations for future research.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering