University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Nilanjana Dasgupta is a professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts. She works on implicit stereotypes; its impact on girls, women, and racial/ethnic minorities in achievement settings; and learning environments that promote confidence and persistence in STEM despite stereotypes casting doubt about one’s ability.
At the Forum, I can offer educational interventions that increase student persistence in STEM.
At the Forum, I am looking for opportunities to disseminate my research to practitioners who will use it.
National Science Foundation
Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy is the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation for Education and Human Resources. Prior to coming to NSF, she was a University Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education at Michigan State University. Dr. Ferrini-Mundy holds a Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of New Hampshire. She began her career as a high school mathematics teacher.
University of Florida
Juan Gilbert is the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and Chair of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Department at the University of Florida. He is also the principal investigator for the NSF Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Alliance: Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS).
At the Forum, I can offer insight into broadening participation.
At the Forum, I am looking for learning more about the next generation of STEM learning.
Elizabeth Glennie’s work focuses on the implementation and impact of U.S. educational policies on students, teachers, and schools. She focuses on identifying strategies to help disadvantaged students succeed in secondary school and gain access to postsecondary education.
At the Forum, I can offer a discussion of how innovative high schools can help students.
At the Forum, I am looking for insights about what other states are doing.
Saint Louis University
Jenna Gorlewicz received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Vanderbilt University, where she was a National Science Foundation Fellow. Currently, she is an assistant professor in ME at Saint Louis University. Her research focuses on robotics and haptic interfaces in medicine and education.
At the Forum, I can offer insight on the latest inclusive touchscreen technologies for STEM education.
At the Forum, I am looking for perspectives and potential collaborative efforts addressing STEM challenges.
Brian Gravel is an assistant professor of education at Tufts University. He studies how people express and work with their ideas in science and engineering, and how expressive technologies and multimodal learning environments, like Makerspaces, expand how students and teachers develop thinking in STEM.
At the Forum, I can offer perspectives on Makerspaces as STEM learning environments in schools.
At the Forum, I am looking for ways to expand notions of equity and participation in STEM.