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Martina Rau is the director of the Learning, Representations, & Technology lab and Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology with an affiliate appointment in Computer Sciences. Her research focuses on learning with multiple external representations in educational technologies. She uses a multi-methods approach to integrate learning outcome measures with process-level measures of learning, including verbal data, eye-tracking data, and detailed problem-solving logs. More information on Martina's academic profile or in her CV.

Sally Wu is a graduate project assistant in the Learning, Representations, & Technology Lab and a third-year Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology – Learning Sciences. Her research focuses on learning with representations in STEM disciplines and design of educational technology. She can be reached at pwwu@wisc.edu.

Blake Mason is a doctoral fellow studying machine learning in the the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to his studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, he completed his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Southern California. His current research focuses on applying machine learning methods to study human perceptual learning.

Ayon Sen is a graduate research assistant and a second year Ph.D student in the Computer Sciences department. His research focuses on using machine teaching techniques to improve learning in humans. Currently, he is focusing on helping students learn chemistry.

Matthew Dorris is a graduate project assistant in the Learning, Representations, & Technology Lab and is pursuing a Ph.D. with the chemistry department at UW-Madison. With the Learning, Representations, & Technology Lab, he is exploring how introductory chemistry students use Chem Tutor and physical models to learn. His chemistry research is developing better methods of quantifying polyphenols in foodstuffs.

Joe Michaelis is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology – Learning Sciences. His research involves studying interest and identity in STEM education, focusing on impact of learning environments, cognitive development and influence of social constructs. The research includes developing inclusive learning environments that promote interest in pursuing STEM fields as a career to a broad range of students.

Miranda Zahn is a graduate project assistant in the Learning, Representations, & Technology Lab and a first year Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology - School Psychology. In the lab, her research focuses on supporting the use of visual representations in chemistry learning among undergraduate students. More broadly, she is interested in instructional techniques which may reduce educational disparities among diverse populations of learners.

Ying Zhang is a programmer in the Learning, Representations, & Technology Lab. He has an M.S. in Computer Engineering. His work focuses on creating interface templates and developing interactive visualization components for Chem Tutor.

Amelia Berendt is a fourth year at the UW, studying Chemistry with a Certificate in Education and Educational sciences. She is helping develop questions that will be used in the education technology that is being worked on in the lab. She hopes to extend that research with her own one day, looking into how we can achieve high levels of chemical fluency in situations with limited resources and funding.

Andrea Brzeczkowski is an undergraduate project assistant and an undergraduate student at the UW-Madison pursuing a degree in Neurobiology and Biochemistry. She is interested in pursuing an M.D. and Ph.D in the future.

Molli Gering is an undergraduate research assistant. She is a fifth year undergraduate studying Rehabilitation Psychology. She is also currently applying to Occupational Therapy graduate programs.

Cassidy Hartzog is a Research Assistant for the Learning, Representations, and Technology Lab. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison studying Sociology with a Concentration in Analysis and Research with certificates in Education Policy, Education and Educational Services, and Environmental Studies. She has hopes to work in the field of Education Policy.

Jessica Hsu is a Research Assistant for the Learning, Representations, and Technology Lab. She is a participant in the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is interested in Computer Sciences and the social impact of technology.

Haengjung Ye is an undergraduate research assistant in the lab and a sophomore studying Computer Sciences with Educational Policy certificate. Born and raised in South Korea, she has various experience working as a lead and assistant ESL teacher with students. She hopes to work as an instructional technology specialist in the future and has special interest in global citizenship/peace education. Haengjung enjoys playing the piano, listening to jazz and has interest in interior/UX design!