Kareem Edouard is an Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences at Drexel University. His research interests lie in understanding the intersectionality of race and culture and STEM engagement for students of color. His goal is to motivate African American students to pursue STEM learning through culturally relevant informal STEM programs. Dr. Edouard is a former high school teacher in Los Angeles and earned his Ph.D from Stanford University in the Learning Sciences and Technology Design program at the Graduate School of Education. His current research focuses on the equity and diversity in the maker movement where he completed a national survey investigating the best practices of makerspaces. His previous research projects include using digital video and social network platforms to engage minority students in scientific inquiry. Dr. Edouard has also researched the inclusion of culturally responsive elements in student-led digital book publishing and virtual reality digital curricula.
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