|Graduate Research Assistant, Learning and Cognition Lab (08/2009 – 08/2012)
PI: Dr. Michelene T. H. Chi, Arizona State University.
Conducted research to investigate: (1) How students learn complex science concepts introduced via classroom activities, and (2) the effects of students’ reflections and teacher feedback on learning of various science concepts. Specifically, I developed curricula and assessment strategies, recruited research participants, coded qualitative data, conducted statistical analyses, coauthored papers, assisted grant applications, and supervised undergrad research interns
|Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (CRESMET) at Arizona State University (08/2006 – 06/2009).
PI: Dr. Douglas B. Clark, currently at Vanderbilt University.
Worked with science teachers to test and disseminate findings to support K-12 students’ understanding of Newtonian mechanics in educational games; designed scaffolding tools for collaborative inquiry environments; investigated new methods of assessment in educational games; and conducted research to investigate conceptual change processes and knowledge structure coherence for force concept.
|Graduate Student Fellow, Technology Enhanced Learning in Science Center (08/2006 – 08/2008).
PI: Dr. Marcia Linn, University of California Berkeley.
Conducted research on ways to promote and support argumentation in technology‐enhanced learning environments; integrated research on learning into online environments to support diverse student populations studying science; provided professional development for in-service teachers.