Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Summer 2012 –
For three undergraduate semesters, I participated in National Science Foundation research that involved the creation and testing of educational software centered around mathematics and computing as seen in indigenous culture. The goal of this research was to teach students math and computing by having them simulate indigenous art using an Internet-based design applet. As part of this research, I was selected to travel to Kumasi, Ghana, where I interviewed with local kente cloth weavers and Adinkra stampers, attempting to draw out the algebraic thought processes that go into their design work. I then worked with students at a nearby middle school, testing out the applets for educational quality and bugs. The websites for these projects are listed below.