Our research lab creates real-world impact in many ways. Here’s just some of what we’ve been up to!

[Course] Punk Programmers: Curricula for Culturally Competent Computing
(2021) As part of the 3C Fellows Program at Duke, Briana designed a deliverable based on the principles of design and empowerment that surround the research lab. Her upper level culturally competent computing course is divided into two parts: the first half focusing on a big idea in computing alongside a cultural comptency topic, and the second half applying those conversations to specifically targeted applications of technology for present and future. The course is designed with a unique flavor of “punk programmers”, chosen to encourage new demographics to engage with these ideas through an evocative curricular design.

[Grant] IDEAHub Innovations in Engineering Fundamentals
(2020) In collaboration with an interdisciplinary team from Computer Science, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, and Engineering Fundamentals, we received funds to design interventions and investigate their impact in the Engineering Fundamentals course at Michigan Technological University. The goal of our efforts is to help engineering students better understand the value of MATLAB programming skills they learn as part of their engineering curricula.