Meet Michael Schneider, Educational Data Analyst. Michael is working towards his Ph.D. in computer science with a research focus on computer science education. Michael belongs to two different research groups here at CU. The first is with his adviser Tammy Sumner at the Institute of Cognitive Science where he is studying STEM + C curriculum initiatives in the Denver City School system. With the second research group, the Craft Tech Lab with Ann Eisenberg, he is researching how to create debugger tools for novice e-textile programmers, with a focus on the usability needs of high school/undergraduate programmers.
Before coming to CU Boulder, Michael was a Lecturer for the Department of Computing at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). At ETSU, Michael earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science and is also where he met his wife, Leigh Ann. Here in Colorado, Michael enjoys hiking the local trails with his wife and tinkering away on software and Arduino-based projects.