Principal Investigator and Founder-STEAM Language, Learning, and Identity Research Lab

 

Dr. Shakhnoza Kayumova

Shakhnoza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of STEM Education and Teacher Development as well as a Research Scientist at the Kaput Center for STEM Education Research and Innovation. Shakhnoza is the founder of the STEAM Language, Learning, and Identity Research lab aimed at improving equitable outcomes in Stem Education. Shakhnoza is the NSF Early CAREER awardee and recognized for her work that bridges university research and community engagement with schools, teachers, families and children/youth. One of the main lines of Shakhnoza’s research inquiry is concerned with understanding how to make science education more equitable space for young people from traditionally underserved communities through the design of teaching and learning ecologies embedded in cultural, linguistic, and epistemic heterogeneity. Issues of language, identity, race, and gender, broadly construed as power dynamics, are recurrent themes in her research. A primary focus of Shakhnoza’s research is to generate detailed and nuanced accounts of science teaching and learning in formal and informal contexts, aimed at developing and designing equitable and robust teaching and learning ecologies with, and for, diverse communities of learners and their families. Shakhnoza’s current research examines the ways in which dominant culture, language related ability perceptions, traditional epistemic perspectives and methods, and positioning of diverse learners in relation to these norms play themselves out in marginalization of ethnically-linguistically diverse students from participation in robust STEM practices, and their consequential effects on emerging language and academic repertoires and identities of ethically and linguistically diverse young people and their communities. Shakhnoza works with diverse community members such as children, youth, families, teachers, administrators and university colleagues to collectively re-design and transform STEM learning spaces to make them more inclusive and equitable ecologies for all.


Project Manager

Kimberly Welty

Kym is the Project Manager for the NSF Career Project.


Co-Principal Investigators and Collaborators

Ramprasad balasubramanian   , PhD   Professor of Computer and Information Science and Associate Provost for Decision Support and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Massachusetts-dartmouth.   CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, GIRLS POWER IN MAKING PROJECT

Ramprasad balasubramanian, PhD

Professor of Computer and Information Science and Associate Provost for Decision Support and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Massachusetts-dartmouth. CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, GIRLS POWER IN MAKING PROJECT

Qinguo Fan   , Phd   Professor of Bioengineering. CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, GIRLS POWER IN MAKING PROJECT

Qinguo Fan, Phd

Professor of Bioengineering. CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, GIRLS POWER IN MAKING PROJECT

Raymond Laoulache   , phd   professor of mechanical engineering. IncCO-Principal Investigator, Girls Power In Making Project

Raymond Laoulache, phd

professor of mechanical engineering. IncCO-Principal Investigator, Girls Power In Making Project

WALTER STROUP   , phd   CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, GIRLS POWER IN MAKING PROJECT

WALTER STROUP, phd

CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, GIRLS POWER IN MAKING PROJECT

Maoyuan Sun   , phd   Co-PrincipAL investigator, Girls Making Power Project; Collaborator/consultant, Social Positioning, Language and Identity Project

Maoyuan Sun, phd

Co-PrincipAL investigator, Girls Making Power Project; Collaborator/consultant, Social Positioning, Language and Identity Project

Md Shaad Mahmud   , phd   Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Md Shaad Mahmud, phd

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Graduate Students

Charlemya Erasme    Research Assistant, PhD Student STEM Education

Charlemya Erasme

Research Assistant, PhD Student STEM Education

Jinsook Park    Research Assistant, PhD Student STEM Education

Jinsook Park

Research Assistant, PhD Student STEM Education

Akira Harper    Research Assistant, PHD Student STEM Education

Akira Harper

Research Assistant, PHD Student STEM Education

Nikki butts    Research Assistant, PhD Student STEM Education

Nikki butts

Research Assistant, PhD Student STEM Education

Chinmay Mahabal    Research assistant

Chinmay Mahabal

Research assistant

Suzanne Cardello    Research Assistant, PhD Student STEM Education

Suzanne Cardello

Research Assistant, PhD Student STEM Education

Maya a. williams    Research Assistant, PhD Student Psychology Education

Maya a. williams

Research Assistant, PhD Student Psychology Education

Jane Ji    Research Assistant, PhD Candidate in Mathematics Education

Jane Ji

Research Assistant, PhD Candidate in Mathematics Education


Undergraduate Students

Patrick McGraw   RESEARCH ASSISTANT, UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

Patrick McGraw

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

Nneoma Maxine Ugwu    Research Assistant, UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

Nneoma Maxine Ugwu

Research Assistant, UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

megan Scribner    RESEARCH ASSISTANT, UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

megan Scribner

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

Sherry Xu    Website master, Undergraduate Student

Sherry Xu

Website master, Undergraduate Student