Artificial Intelligence

Viterbi VAST Outreach and NSF PedGames

Viterbi had a K-12 outreach booth at this year's Los Angeles Times Festival of Books that was manned by Viterbi students and the K-12 students with whom they work. Students showed off rockets and robots and games (oh my!) 

From ISI, Jelena Mirkovic's GRA, Simon Woo, talked about the CyberPatriot program at local high schools, and Jihie Kim and Erin Shaw's games programmer, Zinan (Melo) Xing, was there together with Justin, one of the ninth graders who are learning game-making through their Pedagogical Games project. Justin's game was very popular with the kids who visited the booth. You can see more photos at

Caption: Justin's mom tries out her son's game for the first time while Justin, Melo and Julian follow along.