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About Joey

Joey is a postdoctoral researcher of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine, and working at Creativity Labs and Connected Learning Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Learning and Developmental Sciences from Indiana University Bloomington.

Coming from a background in educational psychology and computing, her research focuses on computational thinking, educational technology and design, and STEM learning. She hopes to create interesting and inspiring learning environments to promote equity and collaboration in STEM education.

Education

2020

Ph.D. Indiana University Bloomington,

Major - Learning and Developmental Sciences,
Minor - Inquiry Methodology

2012

M.A. The University of Texas at Austin, Educational Psychology

Current Position 

2020 - present

Postdoctoral Researcher

Creativity Labs and Connected Learning Lab, School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Research Keywords

computational thinking, collaboration, women in STEM, STEAM education, educational technologies

Honors & Awards

2020 - 2021

ReCrafting Computer Science: Concretizing Computational Thinking Through Tangible Fiber Crafts ($1.5 million)

2021, NSF

Future Jobs and AI: Skill-XR: An Affordable and Scalable X-Reality (XR) Platform for Skills Training and Analytics in Manufacturing Workforce Education ($5 million)

2020, NSF

2014 - 2019

Early Career Workshop International Conference on Computers in Education

2019

Provost’s Travel Award for Women in Science

2018 - 2019, IUB

Trentham Travel Fund

2018 - 2019, IUB

Center for Research on Learning and Technology Travel Award

2014 - 2019, IUB

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) Award for Research Method Collaboration

2018, Center for Survey Research, IUB                                                   

Best Student Paper Award, American Educational Research Association (AERA) 

2016, Annual Meeting Media, Culture and Learning (MCL) SIG

2008 - 2014

Government Scholarship to Study Abroad (GSSA)

2014, Taiwan

2013, IUB

Proffitt Fellowship

2008, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan 

Champion in Teaching Materials Design

Professional Affiliations

2019 - Present

Member: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Member: Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE)

2013 - Present

Member: American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Learning Sciences Special Interest Group (SIG LS) 
Member: International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)