I'm actively looking for undergraduate and graduate students for my research group, where we will explore three intersecting areas:

  • Youth and creativity: How can we support youth to create, express, and share their voices and shape the world around them?
  • Learning through community: What role do families and community play to support youth to pursue their interests?
  • Equity and participation in computing: What challenges do underrepresented groups in computing face and what opportunities can we create to engage them in personally and socially meaningful ways?

I've worked with and am looking for students with a variety of backgrounds and interests. These backgrounds include working with youth in different settings, community organizing, designing and developing technical systems, and creative media production. Students become active contributors and take on leadership roles in design and development of learning technologies and experiences, research on how people learn, resources for educators, and relationships with community partners.

Interested or know others that might be? Contact me at ricarose (at) colorado (dot) edu and tell me about your interests and background. For current undergraduate and masters students, I am open to working with students from any department. For prospective PhD students, I can advise PhD students in Information Science, Computer Science, and ATLAS. The earliest deadline for PhD admissions is December 7 for Information Science.