Position: PhD student, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Address: 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
Phone: (831) 578-1615
University of Pennsylvania
Degree: PhD in Education (anticipated 2021)
Division: Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education
Advisor: Dr. Yasmin Kafai
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Degree: Master of Education (2014)
Plan: Curriculum and Instruction - Secondary Science Education
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Plan: Human Biology with Honors
Classroom knowledge of Spanish
Shaw, M. S., Fields, D. A., & Kafai, Y. B. (in press). Connecting with Computer Science: Electronic Textile Portfolios as Ideational Identity Resources for High School Students. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 21(1).
Conference Proceedings (Peer-reviewed)
Kafai, Y. B., Fields, D. A., Lui, D., Walker, J. T., Shaw, M. S., Jayathirtha, G., Nakajima, T., Goode, J., & Giang, M. T. (2019). Stitching the loop with electronic textiles: Promoting equity in high school students’ competencies and perceptions of computer science. SIGCSE 2019, Minneapolis, MN: ACM.
Walker, J.T., Shaw, M.S., & Kafai, Y.B. (in press). bioCAKES: Making with Biology. Fablearn 2019.
Shaw, M. S., Walker, J. T., & Kafai, Y. B. (in press). Arguing about Synthetic Biology in 140 Characters or Less: Affordances of Microblogging for High School Students Discussions of Socio-Scientific Issues. In Proceedings of the 2019 Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference of the International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Kafai, Y. B., Fields, D. A., Lui, D. A., Walker, J. T., Shaw, M. S., Jayathirtha, G., Nakajima, T. M., Goode, J., & Giang, M. (2019). Stitching the Loop with Electronic Textiles: Promoting Equity in High School Students’ Competencies and Perceptions of Computer Science. In Proceedings from SIGCSE '19: the Fiftieth ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education. Minneapolis, MN: ACM. Available at http://www. constructionism2018.fsf.vu.lt/proceedings.
Fields, D. A., Shaw, M. S., & Kafai, Y. B. (2018). Personal learning journeys: Reflective portfolios as “objects-to-learn-with” in an e-textiles high school class. In V. Dagiene & E. Jastuė, Constructionism 2018: Constructionism, Computational Thinking and Educational Innovation: conference proceedings (pp. 213-223). Vilnius, Lithuania.
Walker, J. T., Shaw, M. S., Kafai, Y.B., Lui, D.A. (2018). Biohacking food: A case study of science inquiry and design reflections about a synthetic biology high school workshop. Proceedings from ICLS ’18: The Thirteenth International Conference of the Learning Sciences. London, UK: ISLS.
Lui, D., Jayathirtha, G., Fields, D. A., Shaw, M. S., & Kafai, Y. B. (2018). Design considerations for capturing computational thinking practices in high school students’ electronic textile portfolios. Proceedings from ICLS ’18: The Thirteenth International Conference of the Learning Sciences. London, UK: ISLS.
University of Pennsylvania - Graduate School of Education
Principal Investigator: Yasmin B. Kafai, EdD
Collaborated on the implementation of the Biomakerlab project (NSF Grant #1623018).
Collaborated on the implementation of electronic textiles research in teaching and assessment (NSF Grant #1509245).
Principal Investigator: Pam Grossman, PhD
Conducted research for the Lucas Education Research Student Voice in Project Based Learning project
Stanford University - Public Service Scholars Program
Implemented a descriptive, retrospective study of African-American college students’ sex education experiences using qualitative and quantitative questionnaire methods