Educational Psychology student, Christina Zdawczyk, is the recipient of a prestigious research fellowship through the National Science Foundation Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP). This grant supports graduate students studying STEM subjects and education. The fellowship covers educational and living expenses for three years, in order to allow graduate fellows to fully engage in their research interests and become experts in their fields. Additionally, fellows are offered opportunities for international research and professional development.
Christina is in the Psychological Foundations of Education program, specifically in the Learning and Cognition/Educational Technology track. Her research interests are in computer science and computational thinking. She aims to understand how young students acquire computational thinking skills through different approaches to learning computer science and computer programming, whether these applied skills can be transferred to other fields of study. Christina is also interested in how computer science education impacts interest and sense of belonging for girls and ethnic minorities.
On behalf of the Department of Educational Psychology, we would like to congratulate Christina for her work in the field and her endeavors in research!