Connor Bain

Connor Bain

Connor Bain

Awards/Honors

  • 2019 - McCormick School of Engineering Terminal Year Fellowship
  • 2018 - Presidential Fellowship Finalist
  • 2015 - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Research/Scholarship

Education

Year Degree Institution
2017 Wolfram Language Certificate Wolfram Summer School
2015 B.S.C.S. in Computer Science University of South Carolina Honors College
2015 B.S. in Mathematics University of South Carolina Honors College

Dissertation

Year Title  
2021 Empowering Teachers to CT-ify the Science Classroom: Moving from Educational Technology to Computational Thinking

Symposia and Workshops

Year Description
2020 Computational Thinking in STEM Summer Institute (CTSI) - Designer and Instructor
2019

"Integrating Agent-based Modeling in STEM Classes: From Blocks to Text and Back?”. Workshop at ACM Special interest Group on Computer Science Education. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

2019 Computational Thinking in STEM Summer Institute (CTSI) - Designer and Instructor
2016

 “Hacking the Conference Badge”. Workshop at the 2nd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science. Evanston, Illinois.


Software

Year Name/Version Agency City/State
2016 NetLogo Models Library The Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling
Description: NetLogo is a multi-agent programmable modeling environment. It is used by tens of thousands of students, teachers and researchers worldwide. 

Research Interests

The world is becoming increasingly computational and computing skills are now a necessity. Yet, we are not teaching them effectively or equitably. My research seeks to understand how to support learners in developing authentic computational thinking skills across all disciplines. There are three major avenues to this research: designing meaningful activities for learners, supporting teachers in increasingly computer-focused classrooms, and analyzing, computationally and otherwise, student work in order to measure learning gains.

 

 

Keywords: Computational Thinking & Computational Literacy; Computing Pedagogy; Broadening Par- ticipation in Computing; Learning Analytics; Teacher Education; Computer Science Communication

 

Service/Recognition

Professional Service

Year Organization Position Description
2021 Spring 2021 - EECS 372/472 - Designing Agent-based Models Teaching Assistant  
2020 Spring 2020 - SESP 310 - Statistical Causal Inference Course Designer & Instructor  
2019 Winter 2019 - SESP 210 - Introduction to Statistics Recitation Instructor  
2019 Spring 2019 - EECS 372/472 - Designing Agent-based Models Teaching Assistant  
2018 - 2021 Willard Residential College Assistant Faculty Chair  
2018 Spring 2018 - EECS 372/472 - Designing Agent-based Models Teaching Assistant  
2017 Winter 2017 - SESP 210 - Introduction to Statistics Recitation Instructor  
2017 Fall 2017 - SESP 210 - Introduction to Statistics Recitation Instructor  
2016 Winter 2016 - SESP 210 - Introduction to Statistics Recitation Instructor  
2016 Fall 2016 - SESP 210 - Introduction to Statistics Recitation Instructor  

Contact Us

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