The Expansion of a Mobile Making Project that Engages Underserved Youth Across California in STEM (2022-2027). National Science Foundation. Role: Co-PI (with Edward Price, Frank Gomez, & James Marshall)
President’s Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Innovation & Excellence (2020-2021). California State University San Marcos.
University’s Exceptional Service Assigned Time Award (2020-2021). California State University San Marcos.
iTeachSTEM Program (2019-2021). Nordson Foundation. Role: Principle Investigator.
CSU Pathways to STEM (2019-2021). Chevron/Sonoma State University. Role: Principle Investigator.
Developing hands-on virtual reality science laboratory experiences (2019-2022). National Science Foundation. Role: Co-PI (with Kambiz Hamadini, Ali Ahmadinia, Yuanyuan Jiang at California State University San Marcos).
Supporting Intergenerational Participatory Design Groups for Librarians and Youth for Design Thinking around Digital Learning (2018-2021). Institute of Museum and Library Services. Role: Co-PI (with Jason Yip & Jin Ha Lee at University of Washington)
EAGER: MAKER: Play in the Making: Supporting Design Thinking in Maker Spaces among Underrepresented, Underserved, and Minority Students through Game Design (2016-2019). National Science Foundation. Role: Principal Investigator (with Elisabeth Gee at Arizona State University)
Scholarship and Creative Activity Award (2017). College of Education, Health, and Human Services. California State University, San Marcos.
Supporting STEM Teaching and Learning through Video Game Play and Design (2015-2017). California State University, San Marcos. Distinguished Teacher in Residence Assigned Time Grant. Role: PI
Quality Understanding and Engagement for Students and Teachers on Computational Thinking (QUEST CT) (2016-2017). National Science Foundation. Role: Co-PI (with Youwen Ouyang and Kathy Hayden).
Joint Media Engagement, Play, Literacy, and Learning among Mexican-American Families (2013-2015). Heising-Simons Foundation and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. Role: Co-PI (with Elisabeth Gee)
Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education Fellowship (2011). Award given to support early career scholars in education to participate in shaping the future of assessment in education.
Frieda Alice Renfro Fellowship (2010). Award given annually to support dissertation research of an outstanding graduate student in the School of Education at Indiana University.
Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology Research Fellowship (2010). Award given annually to a student with an outstanding record of research in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology in the School of Education at Indiana University.
Travel Award (2010). Award given annually to support students in presenting as first author in conference proceedings.