Rachel is a second year graduate student in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Program at Temple University working with Dr. Thomas F. Shipley. She received her B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in 2014 with a double major in Psychology and Physics and a minor in Applied Mathematics. A history of research in human perception and physics sparked her interest in learning about spatial perception and aiding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. This led her to Dr. Thomas F. Shipley’s lab where the focus is on learning about spatial cognition by studying student errors in the highly spatial STEM discipline of geoscience.
Rachel’s research interests include: event perception, visualizations and diagrams, and STEM learning. Currently, she is working on aiding event perception in diagrams of depositional environments.
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