Equity in STEM Education Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics for the Next Generation
Women and underrepresented minorities make up a disproportionately small fraction of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Addressing these inequities ensures that each child can access a future s/he chooses and we further innovation in science and technology.
Teaching for Equity in Mathematics and Science Education (TEMSE), 2009 - 2014 Analyzed a 2.5 year professional development program designed to assist math and science teachers in understanding issues of equity in southern California classrooms.
Learning Sciences Understanding the Contexts and Practices of Learning
The learning sciences bring together interdisciplinary researchers to think rigorously about how people learn in different real-world contexts, and design innovative learning environments. More than looking at educational outcomes, the learning sciences provides a way to investigate the processes of learning with different types of people across schools, homes, and communities.
Kids Engaged in Learning Programming (KELP-CS), 2013 - 2015 Developed a curriculum for 4th-6th grade students to teach computational thinking and to study the deeper question of how young students learn computational thinking, as well as how well the curriculum teaches it.
Gender Equality "The Longest Revolution" - Gloria Steinem
Women across racial and ethnic backgrounds earn less then their male counterparts and continue to assume primary responsibility of home-related work. We still need rigorous research and firm understanding of how gender -- as well as other aspects of identity such as race, ethnicity, class or ability -- impact social justice, access, and equality in education.
The Intersection of Gender, Ethnicity, and Math in the Lives of Math Majors, 2011 - 2014 Interviewed 45 math majors one-on-one and in focus groups about they experiences in math at a public research university with specific focus on women and Latinos/as.