Research


We have peered into a new world and have seen that it is more mysterious and more complex than we had imagined.

Still more mysteries of the universe remain hidden. Their discovery awaits the adventurous scientists of the future.

I like it this way.

- Vera Rubin


I believe that we can make the world a better place through better science education, and educational research shows us how!

Embodied cognition in science education
Einsteinian physics education
Technology-enhanced science education

With my research, I aim to transform and expand science education and have a lasting educational impact in three areas:

Broadly, I study how learners understand and experience abstract knowledge in physical and virtual environments in formal and informal learning spaces. I approach my research with curiosity and an openness to methods and theories from other disciplines, including history & philosophy of science, cognitive science, and the learning sciences.