Elijah is a native Arizonan, born and raised in the valley. He went through the Arizona public school system, experiencing a wide range of activities, clubs, programs, ultimately falling in love with learning. Later in his learning, he discovered a passion to work in the sciences. Exploration and trying to understand the world around him, led him to go to a high school specialized for aspiring scientists. Biology became a focal point of his studies. While going to high school, the opportunity was presented to become a part of an ASU project, “STEM in the Middle”. It was a chance for high schoolers and college students to mentor and inspire 5th-8th graders to explore STEM. A love of science mixed with a love of teaching. After graduation, Elijah spent time abroad through his church, giving service in Hungary. Learning the language, culture, and having the chance to serve (including teaching English) fortified the desire to give back. As such, upon returning to America, Elijah enrolled and completed an Associate in Science at Phoenix College. Coming to ASU, Elijah enrolled in the Biology and Society Bachelor’s degree program. He began working with the intersection of education and science, specifically technology in the science classroom. Working with Dr. Bryan Henderson, Dr. Karin Ellison, and Dr. Matthew Chew, he is now working on a Master’s degree, studying the impacts of student response systems in the classroom from a historical, current and future perspective.
BioScience Highschool 2008-2012
Central Highschool 2012-2013
Phoenix College 2015-2017
Arizona State University (Bachelor’s Program) 2017-2019
Arizona State University (Master’s Program) 2019-present
Science Education, Biology Education, Student Response Systems, Clickers, Differential impact of learning technologies on different student groups