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The Mind, Matter & Media Lab (M3Lab) is a Learning Sciences research lab at the University of Calgary, Canada, directed by Prof. Pratim Sengupta, Research Chair of STEM Education. Until Aug 2015, we were located at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College. 

Research Areas
  • Public education & open computing platforms
  • Multi-Agent-based computation & complex systems in K12 STEM
  • Programming languages for K12 STEM
  • Teacher appropriation of computing
  • Longitudinal development of computational, mathematical and scientific thinking and practices
  • Transdisciplinary & multidisciplinary STEM education
  • The nature of expertise
  • Modeling complex systems
  • Researcher-Practitioner partnerships
  • Conceptual change

Selected Papers

People

  • Research Assistants
    • Weston Sandberg (University of Calgary, PURE Award, 2016)
    • Robert J. Brown 
  • Doctoral Students
    • Marilu Lam Hererra (PhD, Learning Sciences, University of Calgary)
    • Marc Gordereau (EdD, Learning Sciences, University of Calgary) 
    • Thomas Kennedy (EdD, Learning Sciences, University of Calgary)
    • Amanda Dickes (PhD, Learning Sciences, Vanderbilt University)
    • Amy Voss Farris (PhD, Learning Sciences, Vanderbilt University)
  • Alumni
    • Kara Krinks (Ph.D, Science Education, 2010 - 2016; Current position: Lecturer, Vanderbilt University - Peabody College)
    • Mason Wright (2010 - 2014; Current position: PhD student, Computer Science, University of Michigan)
    • Gokul Krishnan (PhD student, 2010 - 2014)
    • Wilson Hubbell (M.Ed, 2011)
    • Amanda Dickes (M.Ed, 2010)
    • Cherifa McDowell (Lab Coordinator, 2014 - 2015; Current position: Teacher, MNPS)
  • Software Developers
    • Mason Wright (2010 - 2014)
    • Jordan Nelson (2014 - 2015)

Learning Technologies & Environments We Have Designed

DigiPlay @ WSE

  • DigiPlay @ WSE

ViMAP for K12 Classrooms


  • ViMAP
  • Urban Flood Part-Sim
    • participatory agent-based simulation for modeling urban flooding
    • github
    • a short paper
  • Agent Sonos
    • musical computation using agents
    • under development
Commissioned Design Projects
  • Exchange Archive
    • network visualization software for artists and art projects
    • website
    • displayed at the MoMA, NYC in June 2013