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DISCO Learning Media Partners With Kate the Chemist And The University of Texas System To Launch An Immersive Chemistry Experience In Minecraft: Education Edition

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AUSTIN, Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DISCO Learning Media has entered into an agreement to help The University of Texas System launch Careers in Chemistry, a new game-based experience inside Minecraft: Education Edition aimed at showcasing chemistry-related career opportunities to high school students. University of Texas at Austin associate professor of instruction in chemistry and science entertainer Dr. Kate Biberdorf will help guide the project and oversee the career curriculum.

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Careers in Chemistry is designed to help high schoolers better understand the impact chemistry has in our everyday lives, and how a chemistry degree can lead to a rewarding career. Designed exclusively for Minecraft: Education Edition, students will have the chance to explore several traditional and non-traditional jobs through immersive game play.

"Chemistry can be a scary subject for students – but it doesn't have to be," says Dr. Kate Biberdorf, who is known as "Kate the Chemist" and whose explosive demonstrations have been featured on national news and talk shows. "With Careers in Chemistry we want to show students that chemistry plays a vital role in our lives and that chemistry is fun, and that chemistry jobs are obtainable."

"This innovative project represents one way the UT System supports UT institutions in the work they do to help K-12 students be ready for college," says Rebecca Karoff, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the UT System. "Students will have an amazing opportunity to investigate an array of jobs in the field of chemistry, while simultaneously learning about pathways to college chemistry programs."

Careers in Chemistry is underwritten by the UT System as part of its work with UT institutions to develop quality prototypes and pathways enabling students from middle school through university to cultivate critical literacies they will need to be successful in the knowledge economy. Austin-based education agency, DISCO Learning Media, provided instructional and media content support.

To learn more, visit www.getdis.co/careersinchemistry.

About The University of Texas System
For more than 130 years, The University of Texas System has been committed to improving the lives of Texans and people all over the world through education, research and health care. The University of Texas System is one of the nation's largest systems of higher education, with 14 institutions that educate more than 235,000 students. To learn more visit www.utsystem.edu.

About Kate the Chemist
At The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Kate Biberdorf is breaking stereotypes and blowing stuff up — all in a good pair of heels. Through her theatrical and hands-on approach to teaching, Dr. Biberdorf is breaking down the image of the stereotypical scientist, while reaching students that might otherwise be intimidated by science. To learn more visit www.katethechemist.com

About Minecraft: Education Edition
Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. To learn more visit www.minecraftedu.com 

About DISCO Learning Media
DISCO Learning Media, a creative education agency, eCourse developer and digital publisher, is a division of Probility Media Corporation (OTCQB:PBYA). Their innovative services and products are used by clients in the academic, corporate and government markets.

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