About FAS

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) was founded in 1945 by scientists who had worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bombs. These scientists recognized that science had become central to many key public policy questions. They believed that scientists had a unique responsibility to both warn the public and policy leaders of potential dangers from scientific and technical advances and to show how good policy could increase the benefits of new scientific knowledge. FAS is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.

Discover Babylon TM is an exemplar collaborative project using the resources of the Federation of American Scientists , the University of California, Los Angeles’ Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, Escape Hatch Entertainment and the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore to demonstrate the potential of educational gaming to transform experiential learning and training.

2 responses to “About FAS”

9 07 2008
A Macdonald (20:32:26) :

I work in Maine and we are a one-to-one computing state with every 7th and 8th grader having a laptop. But, they are all macs. Will the FAS ever develop anything for macs? The games look terrific but we can’t use them.

-We would love to but lack the resources to do this project at this time.

-Alex (acohen@faqs.org-

3 06 2011
Prof. David Fredrick (18:03:20) :

ditto my response in 2011. It’s ironic if this game was developed and released without plans for further support, updates, and cross-platform publishing…an object lesson in one of the key problem spots in using games for education.

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