Brianna Dorie is a Ph.D. candidate in Engineering Education as well as Ecological Science & Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at Purdue University. Her primary interests focus on learning engineering in informal environments, sustainability and spatial reasoning.
Monica E. Cardella is an Associate Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University and the Director of Informal Learning Environments Research for INSPIRE (the Institute for P-12 Engineering Research and Learning). She has a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Puget Sound and an MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington. Her research focuses on: parents' roles in engineering education; engineering learning in informal environments; engineering design education; and mathematical thinking.
Dr. Gina Navoa Svarovsky is a Senior Evaluation and Research Associate at the Science Museum of Minnesota. For over a decade, she has been interested in how young people - and in particular, girls and youth of color - learn science and engineering in both formal and informal learning environments. Her research explores how pre-college youth develop engineering skills, knowledge, and ways of thinking as a result of participating in engineering experiences within out-of-school settings. Since joining the Science Museum of Minnesota, Dr. Svarovsky has conducted both evaluation and research studies on a broad range of projects, each focused on engaging the public in current science and engineering topics. Dr. Svarovsky holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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