CREATE Affiliate EMPEI lab in the news

August 27th, 2014

Harlem Barbershop Serves Up Preventative Medical Care

A team of medical professionals from NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital is offering free health assessments to customers of a barbershop in Harlem, among others, as part of an effort to better serve a community that studies find doesn’t get regular checkups. Read More…





Hourly Research Positions available!

March 17th, 2014

Student Researcher Positions

NYU’s Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technology in Education (CREATE), housed in Steinhardt’s School of Culture, Education & Human Development and directed by Jan L. Plass, is seeking 1-2 highly motivated individuals to become part-time student researchers (training and travel expenses included) for Spring 2014, effective immediately. Student Researchers will work on a research project examining the design of formative assessment in games for learning and studying the use of games in NYC classrooms. Primary responsibilities are to participate in research and design meetings, to conduct classroom observations in schools located throughout the 5 NYC boroughs and Long Island, and to enter data associated with the observations. Additional responsibilities may include conducting interviews, data analyses, and preparation of presentations, reports, and manuscripts.

Requirements for the position include:
• Attend all training sessions (approx. 1 day)
• Travel to school sites in the New York City area
• Observe teachers during their classroom use of their selected games, using an observation protocol to record classroom activities related to assessment and game use
• Conduct interviews with each teacher after each observation

Qualifications for the position include:
• Strong familiarity with classroom assessment practices
• Experience conducting observations and/or interviews
• Strong interest in digital media / games and education
• Experience in qualitative data collection and analysis
• Commitment to excellence in working in our highly functioning research team

Please send resume and cover letter to Tzuchi Tsai: In your application, please include whether you have a valid driver’s license, and whether you have access to a personal vehicle you could use to drive to schools that are not accessible via public transportation.

Jan L. Plass on panels at SXSWedu and SXSW Interactive

March 1st, 2014


Watch the teaser video… and hope to see you in Austin!

Congratulations: CREATE PI Milne elected AAAS Fellow

December 2nd, 2013

We are delighted to announce that CREATE faculty affiliate and PI Catherine Milne was one of four NYU Faculty named American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows. Milne, an associate professor for science education in NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning, was recognized “for distinguished contributions to research in chemistry education, and in history and philosophy of science, and for co-editing the journal Cultural Studies in Science Education.” Milne also studies how science teachers and students use representations in science and researches the strategies teachers can use to improve the general and discipline-based literacy of their students. More…