Dr. Remy Dou is an Assistant Professor and NSF CAREER awardee (AISL Award #1846167) with dual appointments in the Department of Teaching and Learning and the STEM Transformation Institute at Florida International University in Miami, Fl. His research focuses on science learning in non-school settings like zoos, parks, and in the home, and how those experiences shape factors related to STEM interest and identity. Currently, Dr. Dou leads a research team in identifying aspects of everyday science talk that relate to the development of children’s science interests and identity, focusing on Latine children and families. He also participates in research on K-12 STEM teacher leadership in education policy. As an educator, he contributes to the preparation of pre-service STEM teachers, as well as mentors students seeking research experiences in informal STEM education fields.
Prior to his work as a researcher, Dr. Dou was selected to the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship through which he served two years at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings. During his fellowship years (2011 – 2013), he worked on projects related to student engagement in STEM, informal STEM learning, and diversity in STEM education, including working with the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy to develop a framework for federal STEM intervention programs. Dr. Dou holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction.
Dr. Dou’s collaborative interests lie in the affective dimension of participants’ experiences in informal learning environments. He is particularly interested in research and programmatic work that challenges traditional approaches to increase identification with STEM and STEM contexts that also includes the participation of children, caregivers, and/or college students. Much of Dr. Dou’s research engages participants who identify with groups underrepresented in various STEM fields, including Hispanic/Latine populations and first or second-generation migrants. He is also committed to building connections between informal and formal learning institutions that focus on community engagement, STEM/science identity, and building STEM ecosystems.
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