"Cooling" The Air Waves:

DoIT Geeks discuss interactive game for cryogenics

By Vanessa Eisch
Engage Staff

Video games aren't just for recreation anymore.

Pfotenhauer presenting at Sims and Games lunch

One UW engineering professor uses gaming technology to teach students about the complicated world of cryogenics.

John Pfotenhauer developed his game, "Cool It" through UW Engage's Simulation & Games award. "Cool It" helps students develop an "expert" perspective and empirical understanding of the physical principles of cryogenic design.

Tune in to WSUM 91.7 FM from 2 � 3 p.m. on April 14th to hear the DoIT Geeks discuss this "cool" game with John Pfotenhauer and his team.

You can also listen to a podcast of the interview on iTunes and iTunes U. Just search for "DoIT Live".

For more information about "Cool It", visit the Engage Web site http://engage.wisc.edu/sims_games/roundtwo/awardees/cool_it/index.html.