OXFORD, Ohio — Would you play a video game in which you study core samples of river bottoms and use them to form hypotheses about the past?

Matthew Board hopes you would. He’s making a suite of three such games as part of a traveling exhibit scheduled to make the rounds of museums, shopping malls and libraries throughout the country during the spring of 2019.

The so-called Pop Up, Drill Down Project is funded by the National Science Foundation to help get young, minority women living in rural areas interested in science.