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EDUCATION

University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL. Doctoral Student, Learning Sciences. Disciplinary specialization in Chemistry.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. B.S. Applied Physics, emphasis in Chemistry.


AWARDS

Graduate Student Council Travel Award, University of Illinois-Chicago

Graduate College Presenter’s Award (Travel Award), University of Illinois-Chicago

Learning Sciences Research Institute Presenter’s Award (Travel Award), University of Illinois-Chicago

Fellowship (Tuition, Stipend) University of Illinois-Chicago


PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS & PROCEEDINGS

DeSutter, D., Stieff, M. (2014). Taking a new perspective on spatial representations in STEM. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS).

Stieff, M., Lira, M., DeSutter, D. (2014). Representational competence & spatial thinking in STEM. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS).


PRESENTATIONS

DeSutter, D., Stieff, M. (2013, July). Using head tracking to address representational competence in organic chemistry. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Gordon Research Conference for Visualization in Science & Education, Providence, RI.

DeSutter, D. (2013, August). Changing reference frames: Can taking perspectives on molecular structure help chemistry students better perceive spatial relationships? Presentation given at the second meeting of the International Spatial Cognition Summer Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.


SERVICE

Journal of the Learning Sciences. Outreach and audience curation.

JLSCommons.org. Co-founder, editorial board member.

The Field Museum. Frullania Project Redesign.