The Research in Spatial Cognition Lab Group is part of the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) which is funded by the National Science Foundation. Spatial thinking is both a key intellectual issue in cognitive science and a critically important aspect of problem solving in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Spatial intelligence allows us to encode and transform information about objects and their location, and thus to find our way in the world and perform technical activities such as tool making. Beyond its direct applications in navigation and spatial manipulation, it also provides the foundation for a wide range of reasoning and communication skills, as varied as the design of buildings, the solution of mathematics problems, and the use of spatial metaphor in everyday language. The overarching goal of the RISC Lab is to understand spatial learning and cognition and how they can be fostered by effective technology and education.