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Ph.D. Students’ Beyond Bounce Places Third

Ph.D. Students’ Beyond Bounce Places Third
Ithrive3 Ph.D. students Carrie England, Shannon Nebeker, and Rita Persaud placed third in the Centerstone Research Institute iThrive Resilience Challenge at the Games4Health Summit 2015 March 30 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Carolyn Youssef served as faculty mentor and resilience expert for the team.

Tasked with creating a video game to foster resilience in teens, the Bellevue team developed Beyond Bounce, a fun, basketball-themed game founded on scientific and evidence-based resilience development approaches that teach teens to build their physical, social and psychological assets while managing risk factors, from drugs and alcohol to bullying and unprotected sex. The team worked hard for about a month to create their submission, which was about half the time that the other teams received.


Ithrive1 David Aylward (right), President of COMCARE and Jane Lee (left), iThrive Project Manager at Centerstone Research Institute present Shannon Nebeker, Human Capital PhD student, with the third-place award for the Bellevue University team’s game, Beyond Bounce.