Grants and Awards

GRANTS

DESIGNING FOR INCLUSIVE JOINT MEDIA ENGAGEMENT
Funder: Google Faculty Research Award, $60,000, Role: Co-PI (2018 – 2019)

UNDERSTANDING DESIGN OPPORTUNITIES FOR IN-HOME DIGITAL ASSISTANTS FOR LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME FAMILIES
Funder: Mozilla, $67,572, Role: Co-PI (2018 – 2019)

SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS WITH ORGANIZATIONS
Funder: University of Washington – Seattle, Communications Department, $5,000  Role: Co-PI (2017)

INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE INFORMATICS: NATIVE GIRLS IN THE STEM PIPELINE
Funder: Google Community Grant, $15,000,  Role: Co-PI (2017)

DONATION TO KIDSTEAM UW
Funder: Seattle Public Library, $8,000 , Role: PI (2016)

LATINO YOUTH SEARCHING AND BROKERING ONLINE INFORMATION FOR THEIR FAMILIES
Funder: University of Washington – Seattle, Royalty Research Funds, $39,994 , Role: PI (2015)

DESIGN THINKING AND DIGITAL GAMES IN LIBRARIES
Funder: University of Washington – iSchool Strategic Research Fund Proposal, $15,000 , Role: PI (2015)

DESIGN FOR LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS COURSE DEVELOPMENT
Funder: University of Washington, iSchool Faculty Support & Transformation for Extensive Activities (FASTER) Funds, $22,500, Role: Co-PI (2015)

YOUTH SEARCHING AND BROKERING ONLINE INFORMATION FOR LATINO FAMILIES WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
Funder: Google Faculty Research Award, $64,500 , Role: PI (2015)

SCIENCE KIT FOR SCIENCE EVERYWHERE – A SEAMLESS SCIENTIZING ECOSYSTEM FOR RAISING SCIENTIFICALLY -MINDED CHILDREN
Funder: National Science Foundation CyberLearning DIP, $1.35 million,  Award#:1441523 (2014 – 2018), Role: Co-PI (2014 – 2018)

JOAN GANZ COONEY CENTER FELLOWSHIP AWARD
Funder: Sesame Workshop (2013 – 2014), $50,000, Role: Postdoctoral researcher

AWARDS & HONORS

2018
Google Faculty Research Award

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Honorable Mention Best Paper (Top 5% out of 2,500 submissions)

2017
University of Washington – The Information School PROF (Pedagogical Recognition of our Faculty) Award for Teaching

Mozilla Research Grant Award

University of Washington – Distinguished Teaching Award (Finalist)

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Honorable Mention Best Paper (Top 5% out of 2,400 submissions)

iConference, Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper (Finalist)

2015
Google Faculty Research Award

2014
International Conference of the Learning Sciences 2014 Best Student Paper Award Nominee (Top 4%)

International Conference of the Learning Sciences 2014 Best Paper Award Nominee (Top 4%)

2013
Yahoo! Human-Computer Interaction Lab Student Research Award (Honorable mention, 2013)

Second Place Best Oral Presentation (Education) – University of Maryland: Graduate Interaction Research Day (2013)

Finalist for Best Social Media Expo Project Award for iConference. Fort Worth, Texas (2013)

2011
Gordon Research Conference: Visualization in Science Education – Visionary Grant Winner

2001
University of Pennsylvania – John Merck Institute Scholar

1997
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholar

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