Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD) doctoral student Marcelo Worsley (BA/BS ’07) has been awarded the 2010 AT&T Labs Fellowship.
The three-year fellowship is awarded to people of color and women pursuing doctoral studies in computing and communications-related fields. The award provides Worsley with mentoring support, tuition coverage, a living stipend, and a summer internship at AT&T Labs Research during his first summer in the program. Worsley was one of only three applicants awarded the prestigious fellowship, which is one of the first programs created to increase the representation of people of color and women in sciences and technology.
"Marcelo's achievement is really impressive because this is an engineering and computer science fellowship, and he is in a school of education," said Worsley’s advisor, Assistant Professor Paulo Blikstein. "I think it speaks for his incredible interdisciplinary training, and for how much potential there is in the application of computational methods to educational research."
Worsley is a first-year LSTD doctoral student researching transformative learning technologies. His research involves the development of tools that better facilitate the construction of student knowledge in project-based learning environments. Worsley's fellowship will support his work with Blikstein on the "Learning Analytics" project, a research effort that uses artificial intelligence tools and multimodal data sources to assess long-term progress in student learning.
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