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MIND Research Institute Recognized by SIIA as Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution

Washinton, D.C., June 20, 2018 ST Math was named the Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution of 2018 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards. CODiE Award recipients are the companies producing the most innovative business and education technology products across the country, and around the world.

“We are honored to have received this award from SIIA,” said Brett Woudenberg, CEO of MIND Research Institute. “This year we celebrate our 20th anniversary, so this award is especially meaningful to all those who have contributed their talents and passion to create such an impactful program. We are very grateful to SIIA and our peers for recognizing our efforts in building life-long learners and future STEM leaders.”

ST Math is a visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving to engage, motivate and challenge PreK-8 students toward higher achievement. The program was an SIIA CODiE Award winner for Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution in 2015 and Best Mathematics Instructional Solution in 2008. ST Math was also a finalist in the Best Mathematics Instructional Solution category this year.

I am impressed by the level of innovation and creativity demonstrated by the 2018 CODiE Award winners. These products are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to student and educator needs,” said Ken Wasch, President of SIIA.

The winner announcement was made by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, during the SIIA Annual Conference & CODiE Awards in San Francisco. 40 awards were given for products and services deployed specifically for education and learning professionals.

An SIIA CODiE Award win is a prestigious honor as each award winner was first reviewed by expert judges including educators and administrators, whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products, and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

More information about the awards is available at

Details about the winning products can be found at

About the CODiE Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit

About MIND Research Institute

MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education social impact organization, dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. MIND is the creator of ST Math®, a visual instructional program that builds deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous and creative problem solving to engage, motivate, and challenge Pre-K-8 students toward higher achievement. ST Math incorporates the latest in learning and the brain, promoting mastery-based learning and mathematical understanding. Longitudinal and broad-based studies across diverse population groups continue to demonstrate ST Math’s efficacy in building life-long learners prepared for success in STEM fields. ST Math currently reaches more than 1.2 million students and 53,000 teachers at 3,900 schools in 47 states. For more information, visit

For more information contact:

MIND Research Institute Contact: Kelsey Skaggs, 949-345-8722,

SIIA Communications Contact: Benjamin Price, 703-909-4034,

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