Robots For Inclusivity: Engaging Underrepresented Groups in STEM Education

Robots For Inclusivity: Engaging Underrepresented Groups in STEM Education

Description

Primary Investigator Ehsan Akbari
Co-Investigators Cristyne Hebert
Funding Competition
Funding Awarded $ 10,000.00
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Investigator Bio

Research Interests

My research is anchored in the question of how technology can be used in classrooms to enrich teaching, learning, human interactions and environmental awareness. I believe strongly that the creative and thoughtful integration of digital, online, and mobile technologies can positively impact learning provided that educators understand that these tools serve people and not the other way around. I have developed various creative and arts-based approaches to the integration of technology including collective online sensory mapping, smartphone photography, and soundscape composition. My research has convinced me of the immense value of creative uses of technology for connecting learners to their surroundings, and sharing one’s unique perspectives and identities amongst peers. I embolden educators to think about ways of using tools to enrich human connections to places and to others.

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