Below are some of my current and past projects.  Click on the project names to visit the website for more information and to access the materials.  Older projects are listed at the bottom of the page.  My collaborators on these projects can be found on the project websites.

Current Projects (Primarily higher education)

  • “PwC While You Work – Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics” – PwC employees will earn their graduate certificate in Business Analytics by taking 4 graduate business courses. These four courses, designed with modularity in mind, will be tailored to PwC and will allow integration with the PwC badging program.
  • “PwC While You Work Fellowship – MS in Management: Concentration in Accounting Analytics” – PwC employees from underrepresented groups can earn a fully-funded MS degree while obtaining the required 30 credits beyond a bachelor’s required for the CPA exam.”
  • “Digital and Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship (with ServiceNow)” – A degree apprenticeship in the UK that integrates ServiceNow industry certifications to fully integrate work and learning and provide tuition-free access to learners who are working full time.
  • “Data Scientist Degree Apprenticeship (with ServiceNow)” – A degree apprenticeship in the UK that integrates ServiceNow industry certifications to fully integrate work and learning and provide tuition-free access to learners who are working full time.
  • “Biotech A2M” – A novel associates-to-master’s (A2M) multi-degree, multi-institutional pathway in biotech for low income students that provides 500+ scholarships and tests interventions for increasing student success in STEM degree pathways including paid internships at local biopharma employers. Funded by a $4.4M NSF S-STEM grant.
  • “GE EQUIP Bachelor’s of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Systems” – A next-generation bachelor completion model co-developed in partnership with GE Aviation and delivered online and on-site at GE facilities and at partner community colleges. Part of US Dept of Education’s Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP).
  • “Challenge-Based Learning Platform and Curriculum Redesign” – Redesign of 45 courses in two undergraduate degree programs reaching ~4000 enrollments in AY19 using a custom designed online experiential learning platform to increase online learner engagement and retention, funded by a $4M US Dept of Education FIPSE “First in the World” grant.

Older Projects (Primarily K-12 focused)

  • FUSE – A new interest-driven approach to engaging teens in STEAM challenges in 100+ schools nationwide and in Israel and Helsinki, Finland, reaching thousands of kids. Funded by MacArthur Foundation and NSF.
  • Computational Thinking in STEM (CT-STEM) – Introduces students to critical computational skills and tools by developing classroom activities that can be embedded in traditional STEM courses. Funded by NSF and Spencer Foundation.
  • Remote Online Labs – An advanced cyberlearning platform that allows students to access real laboratory equipment via their web browser or mobile device. See an overview I coauthored here.  A new suite of teacher tools and analytics helps teachers integrate remote labs into their science classrooms.  Over 12,000 worldwide users to date.  Funded by NSF.   With support from the HP Catalyst program, we also developed a self-paced online mini-MOOC to prepare teachers to implement remote labs in their science classrooms.
  • The Biotechnology Center of Excellence (BCoE) – A partnership between Lindblom Math & Science Academy, the Office of STEM Education Partnerships at Northwestern University, and the Science@Work Program at Baxter International, Inc. Provides a hub for high school and middle school teacher professional development, curriculum, and resources in the field of biotechnology.
  • STEM Student Research Facilitation Course – On-line course for administrators and teachers interested in designing student-directed research programs for their schools or districts. Funded by Motorola Solutions Foundation.
  • Watershed Dynamics – A project to develop curriculum and a customized geographic information system that allows high school students to investigate their watershed by connecting to and analyzing data from real-time and archival data sets and sensor networks provided by a national hydrological science consortium. Funded by NSF GLOBE program.
  • EcoCasting – A computational modeling-based curriculum designed to teach high school students systems thinking in the context of bioaccumuluation of toxics in the Lake Michigan food webs. Funded by NOAA.
  • Northwestern University Biology Investigations in Oncofertility (NUBIO) – Biotechnology-based laboratory activities for high school classrooms based on the real-world research done by the Oncofertility Consortium at Northwestern University. Funded by NIH. Now folded into the The Biotechnology Center of Excellence (BCoE) project.
  • Reach for the Stars: Computational Models for Teaching and Learning in Physics, Astronomy and Computer Science – This NSF GK-12 program places STEM graduate student fellows in K-12 science classrooms for the academic year and supports them in developing and testing new computational thinking lessons based on their graduate research.
  • – A patient education and support website for patients, parents and partners wanting information on fertility preservation in the face of a cancer diagnosis. Funded by NIH.
  • Oncofertility Saturday Academy – A program for inner-city Chicago high school junior and senior girls that provides hands-on laboratory and hospital experiences and mentoring to promote science learning and career aspiration. Expanded to partner sites at UCSD and Oregon Health Sciences University. Funded by NIH.  Now part of Women’s Health Science Program (WHSP) led by Dr. Teresa Woodruff.