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Senior Research Scientist, Center for Technology in Learning
Shuchi Grover, Ph.D. focuses on computer science education in formal and informal settings. Her current research centers on computational thinking (CT) and computer science (CS) education mainly in formal K-12 settings—studying curricula, tools, and environments that help in developing computational competencies, as well as the social, cultural, and cognitive processes that nurture such development. Her prior work and broader interests extend to online and computer-supported collaborative learning; online communities of/for learning; design and implementation of learning technologies; constructionist, computationally rich, informal learning spaces for children; and teacher professional development.
Grover is principal investigator of several grants from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on CT learning in varied PK-12 contexts including: designing innovative middle school CS curricula aimed at deeper conceptual learning; integrating CT in high school physics classrooms through computational modeling; investigating the integration of CT in preschool learners’ math and science experiences; and using computational learning analytics for examining CT practices in trace data from block-based programming environments. Other ongoing research involves using novel multimodal analytics techniques to examine collaborative problem solving in pair programming.
She is an advisor to the national K-12 CS Framework (k12cs.org), a member of the Computer Science Teachers Association’s task force on Computational Thinking, and on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Computing Education.
Grover’s doctoral research in CS education at Stanford University resulted in highly cited publications as well as a first-of-its-kind middle school introductory CS curriculum designed for blended in-class learning.
She has a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences & Technology Design (Computer Science Education) from Stanford University, Master’s degrees in Computer Science (Case Western Reserve University) and in Technology, Innovation, & Education (Harvard University), and undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Physics (Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India).