Chris Quintana

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Chris Quintana is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. He is a principal investigator in the Center for Highly Interactive Classrooms, Curricula, and Computing in Education. His research is focused on software-based scaffolding for middle school science students, including the development of scaffolded software tools, scaffolding frameworks for software, and learner-centered design processes. He leads the NSF Zydeco Project to explore how web-based technologies and mobile devices can be integrated to connect science classrooms and museums to expand science learning opportunities.

Profesor Quintana holds a Ph. D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, and is a member of MICDE’s Education committee whose goal is to continuously review and develop the institute’s educational programs and campus wide teaching of computational sciences, in and out of the classrooms.

Cynthia Finelli

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Cynthia Finelli is an Associate Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, ECE division, and in the School of Education. Her research area is engineering education. She is the Founding Director of the Center for Research and Learning in Engineering at Michigan, which supports college-wide initiatives in engineering teaching and learning, and currently serves as its Faculty Director for Engineering Education Research. Her current research focus on student’s resistance to active learning, faculty adoption of evidence-based teaching practices, student teams in the engineering classroom, and institutional change. Prof. Finelli is a member of MICDE’s Education committee whose goal is to continuously review and develop the institute’s educational programs and campus wide teaching of computational sciences, in and out of the classrooms.