Announcing Two Tinker Fellows for 2023

2023 Tinker Fellows Colby Tofel-Grehl and Cristián Rizzi Iribarren

The theme for this year’s Robert F. Tinker Fellows Program, which aims to promote innovation, creativity, and cross-disciplinary conversations, focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education. We are delighted to announce two Tinker Fellows in 2023. Colby Tofel-Grehl will collaborate on a geoscience project and plans to develop companion professional learning materials for […]

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Aden Benkirane

Aden Benkirane Release Engineer Aden Benkirane is a DevOps and release engineer. Aden has years of experience in back-end Python web development, asynchronous networking frameworks, and Linux system administration. He enjoys problem solving in the context of engineering and mathematics and is passionate about open-source software work.

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16 Publications STEM Teachers and Researchers Should Read

We published a record number of publications in 2022, including 15 journal articles and a book chapter. From articles for educators to implement free resources to research articles to inform the field, we wrote about a wide range of topics, including data science education, artificial intelligence, geoscience education, game-based learning, and more. Most of the […]

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$2.5 Million Award to Enhance Data Science and Statistics Teacher Education

CODAP document with rollercoaster data table and graph

Ask Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica, the co-directors of the Hub for Research and Innovation in Statistics Education at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, about their current goal for education and you’ll hear their very big plans: transform undergraduate teacher preparation in data science and statistics education. With the exponential […]

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Dennis Cao

Dennis Cao Software Engineer Dennis Cao is a software engineer located in the Los Angeles area. Prior to joining the Concord Consortium, he worked professionally as an electronics engineer, audio software programmer, sound designer, and music producer. Some of his programs have been used to automate audio workflows and even to create sounds on a […]

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Joe Bacal

Joe Bacal Software Engineer Joe Bacal is a Software Engineer. He has always loved working at the intersection of learning and technology. Prior to joining the Concord Consortium, Joe was a fourth grade teacher, web developer, IT applications administrator, and technology teacher. Joe enjoys thinking about how technology can be used to support invention, creativity, […]

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Teale Fristoe

Teale Fristoe Software Developer Teale Fristoe received his Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Philosophy from UC Berkeley and Master of Science in Computer Science from UC Santa Cruz, where he worked on software and curriculum development to help middle school students learn about programming concepts through game creation. After grad school he started […]

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