Awards & Grants

HONORS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

  • Marshall Dissertation Fellowship for work impacting Arizona residents, 2011 ($10,000)
  • MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Research Hub Summer Institute Research Fellow, University of California, Irvine, 2011
  • Honorable Mention, Ford Diversity Dissertation Fellowship, 2011
  • Graduate College, LRC and GSPC Travel Awards (5), 2009-2011
  • Ora Bretall & Mary & Maude Miller Scholarships (3), 2008-10
  • UA Graduate College Fellowship, 2008
  • Full Scholarship for Teach for Tucson Credential Program, 2001-2002
  • Tinker Research Grant Award (Research in Cuba), 2000
  • UA Latin American Studies Fellowship, 1999

GRANTS

2014    Undergraduate Research Opportunity Team Grant: Collaboratively Examining and Expanding the New Media Repertoires of Families from Nondominant Communities in the Inventos Boulder Project ($3k)

2014    CU-Boulder Outreach Grant: Supporting and Studying Internet Access for Low-income Families ($4k)

2014   CU-Boulder Outreach Grant: Collaboratively Designing and Studying Innovative STEM Learning Ecologies (initiated the partnership and coordinated proposal writing among PIs Kris Gutierrez and Eve Manz) ($24k)

2014   Undergraduate Research Opportunity Team Grant: Connecting Youth from Nondominant Communities to STEM ‘Making and Tinkering’ in the Social Design Experiment of El Pueblo Magico ($3k)

2013    Women Investing in the School of Education (WISE), Connecting Youth from Nondominant Communities to STEM “Making and Tinkering” in the Social Design Experiment of El Pueblo Mágico (with Kris Gutiérrez) ($8k)

2013    Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant, (UROP) Enacting a Syncretic Approach: Leveraging Children from Nondominant Communities’ Ingenuity, Creativity and Imagination for STEM Learning ($3k)

2013    Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant (UROP), Syncretic Approach to New Literacies Development ($3k)

2012    Undergraduate Research Opportunity Grant (UROP), Enacting a Syncretic Approach to STEM Teaching and Learning (with Kris Gutiérrez) ($3k)

2012    Information Communications Journalism Media and Technology Innovation Grant (ICJMT), Utilizing ICT and New Media for Taking a Syncretic Approach to Complex Social and Scientific Problems (with Kris Gutiérrez, Noah Finkelstein and Enrique Lopez) ($3k)

2012    Women Investing in the School of Education (WISE), Enacting a Syncretic Approach to STEM Teaching and Learning, (with Kris Gutiérrez) ($8k)

2006   New Strategies for Life Sciences Outreach in Arizona: Developing a Digital Library of Audio and Video Features in the Context of the Tree of Life Web Project. “Anyplace Access for Arizonans’ Initiative”. University of Arizona Technology and Research Initiative Fund (with Katja Shultz) ($54k)

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