Kay Ramey

Kay Ramey

Annenberg Hall
Room 307
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001

Curriculum Vitae

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Year Degree Institution
2010 MA, Social Sciences University of Chicago
2007 BA, Psychology and Art Theory & Practice Northwestern University

Research Interests

My research examines ways to engage students in STEM learning through arts-integration and hands-on making, tinkering, and engineering design activities. In the context of these activities, I examine what students learn, with a particular focus on meta-disciplinary skills, such as spatial skills. I also study how student interests shape learning, and how interest-driven, informal learning activities, such as making and tinkering activities, might be moved into schools to increase STEM engagement and participation.  My work is informed primarily by distributed cognition and constructionism. Thus, my primary methodological approaches are cognitive ethnography and design-based research. However, I've also done work employing a variety of other qualitative and quantitative methods. 


Employment History

2010 2011 Graduate Research Assistant, NORC at the University of Chicago
1155 East 60th Street
Chicago IL 60637
(773) 256. 6000
2008 2008 E-outreach Intern, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin
Milwaukee WI

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