Gaming Teamwork – Polytechnic


Arizona State University (Polytechnic Campus)


Cobalt Class (2019 – 2020)


Vaughn Akiu, Software Engineering
Robert King, Software Engineering
Jason Shawcross, Software Engineering
Elisha Steiner, Software Engineering
Jacob Wallert, Software Engineering


Dr. Brian Nelson, Associate Division Director & Professor,School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, ASU
Dr. Mansour Javidan, Garvin Distinguished Professor of Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management, ASU


Dr. Doug Sandy, Lecturer, Engineering Academic & Student Affairs, ASU


NASA’s Psyche Mission involves a diverse interdisciplinary team of hundreds of people from many backgrounds and abilities who must work together effectively to accomplish a large and complex project. This need to work in teams across distance, time, discipline, and other types of diversity is increasingly common in many work and school settings. To help people on all kinds of different teams learn how to be better teammates and create better team culture, the mission is releasing a free online course called “The Inclusive Mindset: Tools for Building Positive Team Culture.” As a way for learners to practice what is presented in the course, a team of students is creating an engaging game to help participants practice good teamwork skills and give them feedback on ways they could improve.

This work was created in partial fulfillment of Arizona State University Capstone Courses “SER 401”. The work is a result of the Psyche Student Collaborations component of NASA’s Psyche Mission ( “Psyche: A Journey to a Metal World” [Contract number NNM16AA09C] is part of the NASA Discovery Program mission to solar system targets. Trade names and trademarks of ASU and NASA are used in this work for identification only. Their usage does not constitute an official endorsement, either expressed or implied, by Arizona State University or National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of ASU or NASA.