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Team

Carole R. Beal directs the AnimalWatch project.  She is Professor of Cognitive Science at The University of Arizona, and studies how technology-based learning can support and encourage K12 students to pursue STEM careers.  crbeal@email.arizona.edu

Jane Strohm focuses on developing AnimalWatch content, instructional strategies and professional development resources.  Before joining the project, she was an award-winning math and science teacher.  She recently completed her masters degree in Biology.  Her thesis research investigated learning in bumblebees. jstrohm@email.arizona.edu

Tom Hicks is a senior research programmer focusing on the "back-end" database that runs the AnimalWatch software, and collects problem solving data used for analysis and evaluation.  hickst@cs.arizona.edu

William Mitchell is a senior research programmer focusing on the "front-end" interface that is used by students and teachers as they work with AnimalWatch.  He is also a popular instructor in the Computer Science Department. whm@cs.arizona.edu