We are pleased to introduce you to our newest Cooney Center Fellow. Jason Yip joins our team from the University of Maryland’s College of Education, where he is completing his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on science education (chemistry).
Jason is a former K-12 math and science teacher whose interest in kids and the blending of formal and informal education led him into the world of research. At Maryland, he was a member of Kidsteam, an intergenerational group of kids and adult researchers who work together to design new technologies at the Human-Computer Interaction (HCIL) lab. His dissertation work explores identity development and science ownership of children in an afterschool program called Kitchen Chemistry, in which kids explore science through designing through own food investigations–they have also been cooking up an app to facilitate this process, which sounds like delicious fun! We look forward to learning more about the kinds of experiments that the Kitchen Chemists have devised in a future blog post.
We’re thrilled to have Jason with us—he’s already diving into some projects, and we look forward to working with him as he contributes his expertise to our work this year.