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.