Sort byCurrent Ph.D. students affiliated with the Culture and Technology Lab (visit website):

Kayla DesPortes Kayla DesPortes Marisol Villacrés Marisol Villacrés Rui Zhou Rui Zhou

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Kayla DesPortes

Kayla DesPortes

Started 2013

Advisor Dr. Betsy DiSalvo

Lab Culture and Technology

Area Learning Sciences & Technology

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Research Interests Exploring the educational structure necessary to interest and engage a diverse population in computer science and engineering.

Marisol Villacrés

Marisol Villacrés

Started 2016

Advisors Dr. Betsy DiSalvo & Dr. Neha Kumar

Lab Culture and Technology

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Research Interests Critical and reflective design, ICTD, culture and computing, educational technology

Rui Zhou

Rui Zhou

Started 2015

Advisor Dr. Betsy DiSalvo

Lab Culture and Technology

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests I'm interested in the relationship between culture and technology. Specifically, I focus on how people communicate through social media/instant messengers, how they appropriate these technologies, and how such technologies affect these people.