African American and Latinx youth are often socialized towards athletic activity and sports participation, sometimes at the expense of their exploration of the range of potential career paths including those in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
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.
Lawrence Clark, Stephanie Brown
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.