Megan Hamilton is a doctoral scholar research fellow, graduate research assistant, and Indigenous researcher in the Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences department at Utah State University. Her research interests include K-12 STEM education, broadening participation in STEM, and developing STEM partnerships between informal and formal learning environments. She is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa tribe.
Lili Yan, a graduate student, has six-year experience of teaching English in Chinese colleges. She has participated in the nation-wide reform of college English curriculum and courses and helped with the integration of mobile learning and EAP courses when she was teaching in Shanghai. She is an active practitioner of a variety of instructional technologies, ranging from e-portfolio assessments to QR code quizzes. Her latest research project about EAP teaching in Chinese private colleges has been funded by Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Education.
Apoorva Chauhan, a PhD candidate in Computer Science (CS) at Utah State University (USU), determines how social media can be used to improve communications during crisis events. Her research has resulted in five conference papers (one at the top conference in Human-Computer Interaction), four posters, and two best student paper nominations.
Chase Mortensen, an Undergraduate Research Assistant, is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Utah State University. He is interested in mobile computing and virtual reality, and assists with research involving computational thinking and the Augmented Reality and Interactive Storytelling (ARIS) mobile application development platform.
Breanne K. Litts is an Assistant Professor in Instructional Technologies and Learning Sciences and director of Learn Explore Design Lab at Utah State University. She investigates how people learn by and collaborate through making, designing, and producing and develops technologies and learning environments to support these interdisciplinary activities.
Julie Lamarra, a doctoral student, currently teaches in the Outdoor Product Design and Development program at USU. She has helped develop and implement new curriculum and courses taught in the major, specifically; Color Theory (3400), Digital Technologies I (4420), and Digital Technologies II (4430).