Welcome to the Projects of the RISC lab group. Above are several tabs organizing our various projects in a few distinct categories. Below is a short summary of each category. Click on the tab for each area of interest and a listing of projects and publications for that subject can be viewed.
Gesture- Gesture is a special kind of spatial tool that works to support spatial thinking. The projects here focus on how they could best be used to facilitate spatial learning and to advance STEM education.
Navigation-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.
Scaling-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.
Visualizing 3D and Transformations- 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.