Dr. Yip is an assistant professor of digital youth at The Information School at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research focuses on how the design and implementation of new learning technologies can support participatory learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) between children and families. He was a Cooney Center Fellow from 2013-2014.
Prior to his life as a researcher, Jason taught K-12 science and math for ten years. He completed both his undergraduate degree in chemistry and masters in science and math education at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Maryland’s College of Education. He is also an affiliate of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) at Maryland.
Jason’s research focuses on partnering with children and families in the design of learning technologies and environments for STEM learning. At the HCIL, he was a member of Kidsteam, an intergenerational and interdisciplinary design team composed of children (ages 7-17) and adult researchers that design new technologies. Through Kidsteam, Jason has worked with a number of collaborations with companies and non-profit organizations, such as Nickelodeon, the National Parks Service, Google, and National Geographic to develop new children’s technologies. For his dissertation, he studied the identity development and science ownership of children in an afterschool program called Kitchen Chemistry, in which children explore science through the development of their own personal food investigations.
Jason’s research has been published in many journals and conferences such as Interaction Design and Children (IDC), the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), and the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).