Noel EnyedyCo-principal Investigator
Noel Enyedy is an associate professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the Director of Research for UCLA Lab School. He investigates how people learn through interaction and conversations, attempting to reconcile cognitive and sociocultural theories of teaching and learning in order to design better learning environments. Dr. Enyedy’s work also explores how to use technology to spark and support productive conversations in classrooms. He holds a PhD and MA from the University of California, Berkeley and a BS from the University of California, San Diego.
Joshua A. DanishCo-principal Investigator
Joshua A. Danish serves on the faculty of Indiana University’s Learning Sciences program. His work combines play, technology, and active learning, and he experiments with computer simulations, augmented reality, programming languages, and other technologies in and out of the classroom. Prior to his academic career, Danish worked as a software engineer, designer, and producer in the educational software industry. He hold a PhD and MA from UCLA and a BS from Johns Hopkins University.
Jeff BurkeCo-principal Investigator
Jeff Burke is Assistant Dean for Technology and Innovation for the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT). He has been a faculty member at UCLA since 2001, and co-founded UCLA REMAP. Currently, Burke leads applications research for NDN, a 12-campus effort supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a future internet architecture. In addition to NSF, his research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Intel, Cisco, Google, Trust for Mutual Understanding and The MacArthur Foundation, among others. From 2006-2012, he was area lead for participatory sensing at the NSF Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, helping to define a new application arena for mobile devices.
Fabian WagmisterCo-principal Investigator
Fabian Wagmister is the head of the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media Production Program, and is the Founding Director of UCLA REMAP. Wagmister’s current work focuses on alternative technological modes for collective creativity, collaborating with diverse communities to generate reflexive media systems emphasizing cultural and locative specificity. In this context, technology and culture converge into a performative social practice of investigation and expression. Much of his recent work at UCLA TFT has focused on interpretive media systems for LASHP and the surrounding neighborhoods, and in collaboration with the California Department of State Parks and Recreation, he created IMLab. For the new LASHP Welcome Center, to be inaugurated in early 2015, Professor Wagmister and the REMAP/IMlab teams are developing an immersive interpretive media environment. Other recent projects include the mobile augmented reality application Skyline Traces, the interactive installation Memoria Barrial, and the neighborhood-scale expressive environment Navilandia Al Sur.
Danielle KeifertPost-doctoral Researcher
Danielle Keifert researches children's engagement in inquiry, particularly around science-related phenomena. As a post-doctoral researcher on the PLAE/STEP project, she contributes to exploring how children's bodies (with the help of digital technology) can support their learning about science concepts like the states of matter and behavior of bees. Through this work she seeks to broaden participation, not just by including more individuals from nondominant communities in science fields, but also by expanding what we understand as science and what we understand as productive for science learning. Danielle studied education and astronomy as an undergraduate at Swarthmore College during which time she also ran live planetarium programs as a volunteer for the Franklin Institute's Fels Planetarium. She then taught middle school math and science for five years in an independent school in New York City. Later, Danielle earned her PhD from Northwestern University studying young children's (ages two to eight) engagement in inquiry across home and school settings. Most recently she partnered with an elementary in-service teacher professional learning program at the Exploratorium in San Francisco before beginning work with Noel Enyedy and the STEP team at UCLA in the fall of 2016. You can find her online (https://daniellekeifert.com/) and on Twitter (@dtothetk).
David DeLiemaPostdoctoral Researcher
David DeLiema is a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Berkeley who studies how students respond to moments of struggle in STEM with confidence and a sharper vision for how to improve.
Maggie DahnGraduate Student Researcher
Maggie Dahn is a doctoral student in the Urban Schooling Division of UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Her background in theater and performing arts informs her research interests in how students learn in and through the arts, art making and identity development, issues of access and equity in arts education, and creative technology use in schools. As a former elementary and visual arts teacher, she is interested in research that thoughtfully bridges theory and practice to reimagine equitable learning experiences for students. Maggie holds an MAT from Dominican University and a BA from Northwestern University.
Megan HumburgGraduate Student Researcher
Megan Humburg is a Learning Sciences doctoral student at Indiana University. She is originally from St. Charles, Missouri and received her BA in Psychology from Vanderbilt University, with a double major in Child Studies. She is currently working with Dr. Joshua Danish on the Promoting Learning through Annotation of Embodiment (PLAE) project. Megan is interested in studying science learning at the elementary school level and is particularly interested in how embodiment is tied to young students’ behavioral, emotional, and cognitive engagement with science.
Randy IllumGraduate Student Researcher
Randy Illum has been a project manager with UCLA REMAP since 2013, researching and implementing technology solutions. Illum is a visual artist focusing on how user interfaces affect perceptions of the mediated world and built environment, how one’s interactions with technology in physical space form their understanding of place. He holds a BFA from Rutgers University, and was a postbaccalaureate student in Phenomenology at the University of Pennsylvania. has been a project manager with UCLA REMAP since 2013, researching and implementing technology solutions. Illum is a visual artist focusing on how user interfaces affect perceptions of the mediated world and built environment, how one’s interactions with technology in physical space form their understanding of place. He holds a BFA from Rutgers University, and was a postbaccalaureate student in Phenomenology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Christine LeeGraduate Student Researcher
Christine Lee is a doctoral candidate at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Her research interests include early elementary science education, implementing embodied technology for science inquiry, and STEAM (STEM +Art) education. As a CONNECT fellow and graduate researcher, she has designed and implemented play-based science lessons by working closely with teachers at the UCLA Lab School and the STEP project. Her dissertation work examines how educators can structure play in science learning without compromising student agency or learning goals (e.g., the core science concepts). Christine holds an M.Ed. from University of San Diego and a B.A from University of California, San Diego.
Dustin O'HaraGraduate Student Researcher
Dustin O'Hara is a designer, researcher, and PhD candidate at UCLA department of Information Studies. Dustin became aware of the fact that he is not the center of the universe at the age of ten, but occasionally needs reminding. More→
Xintian TuGraduate Student Researcher
Xintian Tu is doctoral student in Learning Sciences program at Indiana University working with Dr. Joshua Danish. Xintian holds a M.Ed in Educational Psychology from Miami University, and B.Ec. in Economics from Dalian Maritime University (P.R. China). She is interested in how young students learn complex concept through embodied activity and annotating peer’s embodiment. With a quantitative research background, Xintian switches interest now to how to analysis students learning in activities, and how young students’ learning can be facilitated by tools.