STEM Education

Dimmel, Hakkola receive tenure, promotion

Two members of the College of Education and Human Development faculty have received tenure and promotion to associate professor. Both Justin Dimmel and Leah Hakkola have been at the University of Maine since 2015.

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Dimmel’s NSF CAREER award to support research on teaching and learning of geometry using VR and AR technology

With the increasing availability and popularity of consumer virtual and augmented reality devices, Justin Dimmel’s research focuses on how such technology can be used to represent geometric diagrams in three-dimensions rather than two. He recently received a nearly $672,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award to support this work. It’s the organization’s most prestigious award for early career faculty.

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Dimmel works on Colby-led VR 3D chess research

Justin Dimmel, an assistant professor of mathematics education and instructional technology, is working with Stacy Doore, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Colby College, on research involving virtual reality 3D chess.

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BDN reports on Sezen-Barrie’s NSF program director appointment

The Bangor Daily News shared a University of Maine news release on associate professor of curriculum, assessment and instruction Asli Sezen-Barrie’s appointment as rotating program director of the National Science Foundation’s Division for Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings.

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Sezen-Barrie named NSF program director

Asli Sezen-Barrie, an associate professor of curriculum, assessment and instruction in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, has been named rotating program director of the National Science Foundation’s Division for Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL).

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