Learning platforms for neurodiverse students
A group of ASU researchers was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for almost $1 million to fund the development of hybrid physical-computational platforms to create pathways to position neurodiverse students for success in school as well as in the larger community. Sha Xin Wei, principal investigator and professor in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, is working alongside three other ASU faculty and co-principal investigators, including Seth D. Thorn, clinical assistant professor in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, and Professor Mirka Koro and Assistant Professor Margarita Pivovarova, both of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Their research project “Engaging Teachers and Neurodiverse Middle School Students in Tangible and Creative Computational Thinking Activities” will be funded for the duration of three years with the $998,172 grant. Learn more about the project.