Amy Hurst is an Associate Professor of Human-Centered Computing in the Information Systems Department at UMBC. She studies Maker culture, accessibility problems, and builds assistive technologies.
Shawn Grimes is the Executive Director at the Digital Harbor Foundation where they use technology and maker skills to develop a blend of creativity and productivity in youth and educators.
As an engineer at heart, I love to assist in the research on 3D printing and education in any way that I can.
William is a Ph.D. student in the Human-Centered Computing program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He earned a B.S. in Information Systems and a M.S. in Human-Centered Computing, both from UMBC. His primary research investigates the impact that Making may have on youth engagement in STEM education and careers.
Dr. Foad Hamidi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). His research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Participatory Design and Assistive Technology.
Gabrielle is a senior undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County studying Human-Centered Computing through the Interdisciplinary Studies Department. She’s a member of the Prototyping and Design Lab at UMBC under the mentorship of Dr. Amy Hurst, researching the potential uses of 3D printing and modeling in education. Upon graduation in May, she plans to continue pursuing research involving children’s interactions with technology and how technology could be designed to continue to enable children’s natural sense of creativity and sociability.
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