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DML Competition 3 Winners

NO2NOx: Better Routes to Better Lives

Project Description:
NO2NOx is an online game that personalizes environmental education by linking learning to a player's personal life to illustrate the positive impact of simple, everyday choices. Players upload real, GPS-gathered personal travel data into a competitive game. During the course of game play, players author what-if-scenarios and are provided with an analysis of potential fuel savings and ways they can reduce pollution by making alternative transportation choices, such as alternative fuel vehicles, public transportation, consolidation of trips, bicycling and walking. NO2NOx is being designed and beta-tested with middle school students as part of an environmental science curriculum.
Award Amount:
$150,000
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Project Leadership:
  • Ann McDonald
    Northeastern University
    Boston, MA
Project Collaborators:
  • Rosanna Garcia, Northeastern University
  • Mark Sivak, Northeastern University
  • Mark Goldner, Heath School, Brookline Public Schools
  • Song Gao, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Kwong Chan, University of Massachussetts, Amherst
  • HEAT, Husky Energy Action Team, Northeastern University
  • Kate Terrado, Taso Petridis, Margolit Sands, Fran Dias, Mariya Chekmarova, NOx student team