Welcome to the Projects of the RISC Lab Group. Below are our various projects in a few distinct categories and a short summary of each category.
Sketching is commonly used in STEM disciplines. We are looking to see if sketching can serve as a tool to facilitate spatial reasoning in STEM education.
Navigation skills are critical in spatial cognition; for example, these skills allow accurate placement of field data in maps. More generally, navigation and map skills may be related and much geoscience data is presented in a structured form on a map.
involves reasoning about spatial and temporal correspondence.Important cases are scaling, the use of space as a proxy for time, and the use of space as a proxy for many dimensions as in graphs.
The ability to visualize cross-sections of 3D objects and to reconstruct 3D objects from 2D cross sections is an important STEM skill that has received little attention in the research literature.