LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
Curriculum and Instruction; Access and Equity; Engineering Education; Design Experiments; Science Education; Multicultural Competence; STEM education; Learning Design; Learning Sciences; School and Community Partnerships; Qualitative Research Methods; Quantitative Research Methods
I call myself an “engineer-turned-educator-with-a-research-habit”. In general, I study, co-design, and implement learning environments that promote student engagement in science and engineering, particularly with young adolescents, in ways that forge dynamic solidarities between minoritized and majoritized communities. I have been doing this work for 18-plus years now: 10 years as a classroom teacher during the school day, and eight-plus years with clubs, camps, and research groups.
Most recently, my work has manifested in dialectical models of student engagement, embedding computation in required K-12 science classes, and near-peer models of teaching and mentoring.