Young girl in Minecraft: The Exhibition

Cheddar News visits LSC’s Minecraft exhibition to explore its impact on young women in STEM

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We were recently visited by Cheddar News, who ran an amazing feature on our new interactive adventure, Minecraft: The Exhibition!

Check out the video here:

Minecraft is the best-selling video game of all time – but it's also so much more than just a game. It’s also helping younger generations get excited about STEM, computer-aided design, and building a better world.

This is especially beneficial for young girls, as women currently only account for 27 percent of STEM workers.

"I think the open-endedness of the game appeals to girls," said Liberty Science Center President and CEO Paul Hoffman in the interview with Cheddar. "It appeals to boys too. But I think that the fact that it taps different kinds of creativity: artistic creativity, problem-solving creativity."

Cheddar also spoke to LSC Director of STEM Innovation Rosa Catala-Steidle about the importance of highlighting achievements made by female STEM professionals.

“These are the ladies who have invested their time, energy, effort, and broken down those walls, and they need to be celebrated and known for what they’ve done,” said Catala-Steidle.

Click here to learn more about Minecraft: The Exhibition at Liberty Science Center and get tickets now.

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