Currently in Education Research

The Currently seminar series is an opportunity to hear about the cutting edge work happening at UCI and beyond, and is a great way to receive feedback from an interdisciplinary audience of education researchers. We are excited to welcome an array of leading education researchers to UCI from across the country along with UCI faculty, postdocs, and students presenting projects of all stages, from a research idea that is still in its infancy to a project that is near completion. Each presenter will be given a total of 45-50 minutes. For UCI affiliates, we suggest each presenter discuss their project/study for roughly 15-20 minutes and prepare a series of discussion questions to maximize feedback opportunities.

Please view the speaker schedule here.

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Visiting Seminar Speakers

Monique Ross

Date: November 4, 2021
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: EH 2430

Monique Ross is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences and STEM Transformation Institute at Florida International University. She earned a doctoral degree in Engineering Education from Purdue University. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Elizabethtown College, a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Auburn University, and eleven years of experience in industry as a software engineer. Her research interests include broadening participation in computing through the exploration of: 1) race, gender, and identity in the academy and industry; 2) discipline-based education research in order to inform pedagogical practices that garner interest and retain women and minorities in computer-related engineering fields. She has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award (2019) and uses her scholarship to challenge the perceptions of who belongs in computing.