Bio

Dr. Remy Dou is an Assistant Professor and National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (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. He received his academic degrees at Florida International University: Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and B.S. in Biological Sciences.

Dr. Dou’s research focuses on the socioemotional aspects of learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in formal (e.g., university) and informal environments (e.g., after school programs, home settings), focusing on factors related to participation in and identification with STEM. In 2019, Dr. Dou received the highly competitive NSF-CAREER award, which is considered “the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty”. His primary research efforts attend to his NSF-CAREER project, Talking Science, through which he leads a diverse research team in identifying aspects of informal, science-related conversations between children and caregivers that contribute to their de/identification with STEM fields. This work involves multi-methods research that include the participation of families, teachers, and college students, many of whom identify as Hispanic/Latine[1] and/or first or second-generation migrants. His research has been published in several top journals, including Science Education, the International Journal of Science Education, and Physical Review – Physics Education Research. 


[1] The term “Latine” aims to reflect gender neutrality while avoiding the “Latinx” and “Latin@” conventions often criticized by Latine individuals for their anglicized origin and failure to produce an intuitive Spanish-language pronunciation (Onis, 2017).