Day Greenberg -- Research Scientist, University of Michigan School of Education

I work with youth, families, STEM centers, and community organizations to reimagine STEM, learning+development, the maker movement, + participatory research + design for brighter possibilities together. Join us.


Current Research Highlights

Check out Rapid Learning for Justice, an NSF-funded collaborative effort to study youth and family STEM learning in the COVID-19 multi-pandemic.

Learn about YESTEM, an NSF/Wellcome Trust partnership project to design for justice-oriented STEM learning outside of school in the US and UK.

Working with youth and new scholars as research partners, I develop participatory methods and approaches to study life, learning, and development outside of school. Ongoing projects are grounded in the learning sciences, critical theory, and sociocultural perspectives on youth development, informed by youth expertise on what structures support pathways to desired futures.

Drawing from a decade of out-of-school STEM design and teaching in science museums and centers, community organizations, summer programs, and science media, I seek to amplify institutional capacity for re-framing STEM education through a justice lens. This involves multilayered efforts that embrace the complexity and mobility of learners, and the porosity and possibility of learning spaces and programs. The goal of this work is to affect systemic change with BIPOC youth and youth from low-income communities, by re-imagining and restructuring learning spaces, programs, and relationships for more equitable educational futures.