Honor Thesis - Support CS EduGame Design
In 2021 Spring, I took the class 05418/818: Design Educational Game with Dr. Erik Harpstead, which ultimately led to my honor thesis project: Support Designer-Teacher Collaboration in Educational Game Design Using Learning Science Principles, which received a $6500 fellowship.
VR Pedagogy in First-Year Seminar
$250 travel grant
In Spring 2021, I registered an Independent Study with Dr. Lauren Herckis to do some research on the new Grand Challenge First-Year Seminar course 66-129 Unreality: Immersive and Spatial Media, which aims to introduce students to immersive and spatial media; contextualize these media historically, culturally, and technologically; and problematize design and development efforts.
Semantics Relations Research
$1750 (summer '19) & $3500 (summer '20) fellowship
From the start of my freshman Spring (02/2019) to the end of my junior Fall (12/2020), the main focus of my research projects have been on semantic relations. I’ve studied the taxonomic and thematic (or associative relations in some literature) word relations from both developmental and computational aspects.
CMOA Website Study
In my sophomore year (09/2019~05/2020), I successfully applied to a $500 Small Undergraduate Research Grant (SURG, and specifically from the Barry Luokkala fund) to do an independent study under Dr. Sharon Carver’s supervision and in collaboration with the education department of the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA).
Educational Data Mining
During my sophomore winter break (2019), I helped Dr. Lujie (Karen) Chen annotate some multi-modal educational data on math problem-solving in 14 elementary school students.
We unified the rubrics for annotation, kept track of students’ eye gazes, cognitive and affective states, labeled their interaction with parents, and transcribed their conversation using ELAN. This was my first exposure to multimodal educational data mining, which seemed interesting, so I took an intro to machine learning course later in my junior year fall (2020).