Doctorate candidates Joe Griffin and Justin Sigoloff are co-directors of Adroit Studios. They want to merge video games with instructional learning to create what they call "serious games." In gamer-speak, that's an actual genre: It refers to games used for education. Using video games into classrooms has been growing in popularity. For example, with the help of a $20,000 fellowship from MU's Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, iCivics created NewsFeed Defenders, a game that teaches young students media literacy. iCivics, founded in 2008 by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra O'Connor, is a Massachussetts-based nonprofit known for its online games that promote civics education and encourage students to become involved citizens.