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J-WEL pK-12 Grant Awardees

 

J-WEL pK-12 Grants in Education Innovation support proposals with global as well as local impact. These grants are awarded every year. Past grant recipients are listed below.

2020 Grant Awardees

  • Diane Brancazio, Lead Maker Educator, MIT Edgerton Center: Empowering Latin American teachers to develop and deliver innovative learning experiences
    Project Team: Diane Brancazio, Nevan Clancy Hanumara, Leilani Roser, and Prof. J. Kim Vandiver
  • Glenda Stump, Education Research Scientist; and Judy Perry, Director, Scheller Teacher Education Program/The Education Arcade: Teachers as Designers: Facilitating the Learning Process for Design Thinking
  • Jeff Ravel, Professor of History: Learning Games for Middle School Math and Science in Nepal, and Beyond
    Project team: Rabi Karmacharya, Executive Director of Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Nepal, Ram K. Rijal (Bloom Nepal School), Professor Eric Klopfer, Philip Tan
  • Michel Anne-Frederic DeGraff, Professor of Linguistics and Director of MIT-Haiti Initiative; and Professor of Mathematics Haynes Miller: Extending the MIT-Haiti Platform
    Project team: Kirky DeLong, Dr. Glenda Stump, Dr. Lourdes Aleman, Dr. Paul Belony, Dr. Jeremy Orloff, Dr. Elizabeth Taylor
  • D. Fox Harrell, Professor of Digital Media & Artificial Intelligence & Director of the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality: Scaling a Virtual Reality (VR) PK-12 Anti-Bias Intervention
    Project team: Dr. Danielle Olson, Professor Riana Elyse Anderson
  • Stephanie Couch, Executive Director, Lemelson-MIT Program: Community for Partners in Invention Education
  • Brandon Clifford, Associate Professor and Director of the Matter Design Lab: Crop Circle Kits
  • Ben Ross Schneider, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director, MIT-Brazil Program: The Politics of Sustaining Quality Education Reforms: Teacher Unions, Civil Society, and Voters

 

2019 Grant Awardees (article)

  • Dr. Yoon Jeon (YJ) Kim, Executive Director of the MIT Playful Journey Lab: Making Learning Visible Beyond Engagement through Embedded Assessment in Informal STEM Learning Experiences
    Project team: Peter Kirschmann (Design Lead), Dr. Yumiko Murai (Research Lead), Dr. Claudia Urrea, Joe Diaz
  • Mitch Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research: Computational Fluency in Context: Empowering Educators to Support Personally and Culturally Meaningful Creative Coding Experiences
    Project team: Dr. Natalie Rusk (Lead Research Scientist) & Shruti Dhariwal (Lead Organizer), Carmelo Presicce, Sean Hickey, Dr. Yumiko Murai (Postdoctoral Associate), Lily Gabaree, Eric Schilling, Kiyah E. Willis
  • Jeff Ravel, Professor of History: Learning Games for Middle School Math and Science in Nepal, and Beyond
    Project team: Rabi Karmacharya, Executive Director of Open Learning Exchange (OLE) Nepal, Ram K. Rijal (Bloom Nepal School), Professor Eric Klopfer, Philip Tan
  • Michel Anne-Frederic DeGraff, Professor of Linguistics and Director of MIT-Haiti Initiative, and Professor of Mathematics Haynes Miller: A Haitian Center for Educational Innovation
    Project team: Kirky DeLong, Dr. Glenda Stump, Dr. Lourdes Aleman, Dr. Paul Belony, Dr. Jeremy Orloff, Dr. Elizabeth Taylor
  • D. Fox Harrell, Professor of Digital Media & Artificial Intelligence & Director of the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality: Virtual Reality (VR) for pK-12 Anti-Bias Education
    Project team: Dr. Danielle Olson, Professor Riana Elyse Anderson
  • Maria Yang, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems: Stepping into Coding and Inventing through Toy Design
    Project team: Professor Michael Cima (Faculty Director of the Lemelson-MIT Program), Dr. Stephanie Couch, Rovi Porter

 

2018 Grant Awardees (article)

  • Assistant Professor Justin Reich, Department of Comparative Media Studies/Writing: Teacher Practice Spaces for Equity Teaching Practices
  • Professor David Wallace and Dr. Larissa Nietner, Department of Mechanical Engineering: Tailoring STEM for Girls with Social Impact: Curricula, Self-Efficacy Change and Factors of Success in Multi-Week Interventions
  • Professor Richard Larson, Institute for Data, Systems and Society; and Professor Dan Frey, Department of Mechanical Engineering: High School Global STEM Project-Based Learning, Leveraging MIT BLOSSOMS
  • Dr. Peter Senge, Sloan School of Management; and Dr. Mette Miriam Boell, Visiting Research Scientist at J-WEL, The Compassionate Systems Framework and Network Development
  • Professor Patty Maes, Media Arts and Sciences; and Professor Eric Klopfer, Department of Comparative Media Studies/Writing, XRoads: Building Educator Capacity in XR
  • Professor Jim Collins, Department of Biological Engineering, Modular Curriculum With Hands-On, Low-Cost Biology Educational Activities

Learn more about the Spring 2018 projects awarded funding.