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June 6 - 10, 2022: Welcome, Strand 3 Research Scientist, Monica Ko!

May 30, 2022

Monica’s research aims to make science learning more meaningful to secondary science students. She does this through two primary activities: the design and facilitation of professional learning opportunities for teachers and design-based research activities and co-design work with teachers. Within these contexts, she looks at how classrooms develop the norms...

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May 30 – June 3, 2022: Sidney D’Mello Presents at the Association for Psychological Sciences in Chicago

May 28, 2022

Sidney D'Mello, iSAT’s Principal Investigator, presented "From Autonomy to Synergy: Toward AI that Works “with” rather than “for” Humans" at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Sciences (APS) in Chicago. In his talk, he argued for a vision for AI, going beyond a cold, autonomous agent working for...

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May 23 - 27, 2022: iSAT Meets with the National Science Foundation

May 26, 2022

After a busy year of research, classroom data collection and analysis, trainings, curruculum design, and so much more, iSAT met with Program Officers and evaluators with the National Science Foundation from May 24 - 25 for our annual review. We're excited to meet with the evaluators again in June for...

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May 9 - 14, 2022: Congrats, Dr. James Pustejovsky

May 6, 2022

We're excited to welcome our Strand 1 researcher James Pustejovsky as Strand 1’s new co-lead, effective May 1. A TJX Feldberg Professor of Computer Science at Brandeis University, James brings to his newly expanded role at iSAT expertise in theoretical and computational modeling of language. He worked closely with Ross...

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May 2 - May 6, 2022: Happy Retirement, Dr. Ross Beveridge!

May 1, 2022

Ross Beveridge is retiring from CSU and will be stepping down from his Strand 1 co-leadership role effective May 1. Ross will be greatly missed. Beyond being a wonderful person to work with, his expertise and leadership of the multi-modal working group enabled the Institute to understand the importance of...

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April 25 - 29, 2022: iSAT Meets with Our External Advisory Board

April 29, 2022

This week our researchers met with our External Advisory Board members , a board of nine experts in fields ranging from artifical intelligence to educational justice. The EAB shared valuable feedback on the work we accomplished during our second year and guidance on how best to achieve our mission in...

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April 25 - 29, 2022: Congrats, Dr. Mike Tissenbaum!

April 28, 2022

Our own Mike Tissenbaum was a runner up for the 2022 AERA Division Jan Hawkins Award! His paper, “The case for alternative endpoints in computing education,” also appears on the 2022 Jan Hawkins Award Reading List .

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April 18 - 22, 2022: iSAT CU Boulder Capstone Project Showcase

April 22, 2022

Our researchers mentored seven Computer Science undergraduate students at CU Boulder during their Software Engineering Senior Capstone project. Over two semesters, this team of students helped develop a data activity logger and a dashboard for eventual inclusion in the AI Partner. This week, they presented their work with a poster...

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April 11 - 15, 2022: Let's Get Ethical!

April 12, 2022

This week our Executive Committee will lead our team in a training on ethics in machine learning and natural language processing.

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April 4 - 8, 2022: iSAT's Researchers Dive into Sensor Immersion

April 8, 2022

This week our researchers donned their student caps as our Strand 3 researcher and Sensor Immersion Lead, Dr. Jeffrey Bush, guided them through our Sensor Immersion Curriculum unit. During this hybrid workshop, researchers worked with the same sensors—created by iSAT developmental partner SparkFun —used by middle school students to complete...