from WDVM | August 14, 2017 watch it >
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. – Water and electronics are two things that typically don’t go together, but interns for the water company WSSC are incorporating the water process into video games.
The games will be put on MD Bio’s mobile lab, which travels to schools across the state. In one game, players navigate a water drop character through the treatment process, avoiding things like microbes to help students better understand what it takes to make safe, clean drinking water.
“We took some inspiration from existing games, tried to apply the concepts that we learned and the process that we wanted to emphasize when we created our game,” said WSSC intern, Juan Newlands.
MD Bio’s mobile lab serves about 10,000 students every year.