This project designs and implements ubiquitous technology tools to help children in the United States, especially those in lower socioeconomic status neighborhoods, who face systematic challenges in connecting science learning across school, home, and informal experiences.
PhD, Georgia Tech
Developing technology to support life-relevant learning environments, participatory design with children
My work is about understanding how we can help people come to see themselves in new ways by helping them form new relationships with information. When children begin to interact with the information available in their daily lives (e.g., about ingredients, sports plays, dances), they begin to take on new roles and see themselves in new, more empowered ways. The future of information lies in using technology to enable trans-disciplinary learning experiences.
The Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, one of the most remote and isolated park service sites, hopes to engage with young visitors with an improved Alaska Animal Adaptation web page on its website.
The Community-Driven Environmental Projects (C-DEP) model is a multi-university research endeavor funded by the NSF AISL program with an objective to engage members of diverse communities in local nature and environmental conservation projects of their choosing.