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 […]
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.
We’re delighted to present the year in review with our top 10 highlights. 1. We Update Our Workspaces Most of our employees now work remotely much of the time. While we love to collaborate over Zoom, in Google Docs, and on GitHub and Pivotal Tracker, we also enjoy getting together in person, especially in our […]
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 […]
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 […]
It used to be that natural disasters like wildfires, floods, and hurricanes each had their own season, likely to occur in predictable locations and at certain times of the year. Changes in the climate have expanded and shifted both the map of where people may be at risk and the months when these hazards most […]
With Indigenous partners from both Alaskan and Hawaiian Native backgrounds, our NSF-funded project is co-designing a middle school curriculum to bridge Indigenous and Western science approaches to understanding the effect of climate change on coastlines.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]