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Kelly Ryoo selected for NARST scholars award

Kelly Ryoo

Kelly Ryoo, assistant professor of learning sciences, has been selected by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) to receive the Jhumki Basu Equity Scholars Award.

Each year, NARST’s Equity and Ethics Committee offers the Jhumki Basu Scholars Award to support and nurture promising young scholars from underrepresented groups and recognizes their research efforts related to promoting equity in science teaching and learning.

As a 2015 Basu Scholar, Ryoo will participate in the Equity and Ethics Pre-conference Workshop at this year’s NARST meeting in Chicago in March. Ryoo will present her research at the Jhumki Basu Scholars Symposium at the 2016 NARST conference in Baltimore.

Ryoo received her Ph.D. in Learning Sciences and Technology Design with a specialization in Science Education from Stanford University, where she also earned her M.A. in Learning, Design and Technology.

Last year Ryoo was named a 2014 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, one of 25 early-career scholars from around the world chosen for the award, one of the most competitive in the field of educational research.

Ryoo’s research interests focus on the intersection of technology design, science education, and culturally and linguistically diverse learners. She studies how the use of technology can support science teachers’ practice and scaffold diverse learners’ science learning. She is particularly interested in the role of technology in helping culturally and linguistically diverse students understand complex scientific phenomena and develop their academic language proficiency.