Exploration of current technologies
Currently, I am learning and exploring three great tools: Arduino microprocessor boards, LEGO Mindstorms EV3, and 3D Printers. The goal is to be able to master these tools and use them for future research about engineering learning, design thinking, creativity and innovation.
Current Interests: Engineering Learning, Engineering Design, Creativity, Innovation, Interest and Motivation
As a first year student in the Learning Sciences PhD program, I am starting on the path to contributing to the field with my current interests on engineering learning and design and how we can improve them with the creation of innovative, relevant, and sustainable learning environments. I would like to research how and why makerspaces encourage engineering learning.
I also have an interest on how to foster creativity and innovation in the context of engineering education, again with improved learning environments relevant to the 21st century challenges we face as a society.
Lastly, I would like to do research on the conditions that afford interest and motivation in students with the purpose of creating learning environments that would foster these two important concepts.