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A Robot Rolls Into a Math Class…

May 25, 2021 | Peter F. Moon, UMD Doctoral Student & HCIL Member

Understanding how a spherical robot can help more students gain access to early computing education while enhancing their learning in math.

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STEM Education Struggle in the U.S.: The Key Piece We’ve Been Missing

April 12, 2021 | UMD iSchool Staff

In The Promise of Access, Dr. Daniel Greene shares a radical perspective on why tech solutions aren’t solving complex social problems …

UMD iSchool @ the ACM’s 2020 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW)

November 16, 2020 | Jessica Vitak

UMD iSchool’s Dr. Jessica Vitak discusses the college’s robust participation in the ACM’s prestigious CSCW 2020 Conference.

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Dr. Niklas Elmqvist & Purdue to Develop Virtual Reality Workforce Training Tech

October 26, 2020 | Mia K. Hinckle

Funded by a $5M NSF Grant to develop more effective workforce training methods using augmented, virtual, and extended realities.

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Dr. Jonathan Lazar Delivering a Lecture on Digital Accessibility

SIGACCESS Release: Jonathan Lazar – Outstanding Contribution Recipient 2020

August 27, 2020 | SIGACCESS

Dr. Jonathan Lazar was named the winner of the 2020 ACM SIGACCESS Award (Special Interest Groups on Accessible Computing) for Outstanding C …

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UMD iSchool Pioneers Initiatives to Advance STEM Learning Among Youth

August 25, 2020 | Hayleigh Moore

Faculty and researchers are pioneering methods to increase youth interest in STEM, from co-design with youth to partnering with libraries to dev …

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Dr. Jonathan Lazar (far right) and class visiting Dr. Raja Kushalnagar (far left) at Gallaudet University

Leveraging Partnerships to Enhance Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion in Curriculum

July 23, 2020 | Hayleigh Moore

Working with industry, community, and LIS partners to create hands-on learning opportunities for students and revolutionize curriculum.

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Medium: Approaches Matter

June 27, 2020 | Emma Dixon

Researching how technology can be used for active engagement to help people with dementia.