Toward Using Virtual Identities in Computer Science Learning for Broadening Participation- Fall 2016

Comparative Media Studies/Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Faculty Supervisor: Professor D. Fox Harrell; Founding Director of the Imagination, Computation, and Expression Laboratory (ICE Lab)'

Project Description: The aim of this National Science Foundation funded project is to increase the numbers of underrepresented groups pursuing computing-related degrees and careers. We designed and are deploying a computer science learning game called MazeStar to be used in workshops with middle and high school students. Using qualitative and quantitative analysis we aim to better understand student computer science learning trajectories. You will learn about curriculum design, working with schools, how to collect and analyze data.

Responsibilities: We ask that individuals be proactive go getters who are both able to work independently as well as be a member of our 8 person team. Work includes data collection and analysis of video data, helping organize and facilitate workshop for middle or high school student participants. You will also have the opportunity to participate on jointly authored publications or conference proceedings. Will require 8-10 hours/week with weekly deliverables.

To learn more about our research: Visit the ICE Lab website at icelab.mit.edu

 

Contact:  fox.harrell@mit.edu and please send your resume and brief cover letter.