Papers and Presentations
The IC4 Team
IC4 currently consists of clubs in six different countries, led by
amazing teachers, students, and other professionals.
Shad is a STEAM teacher and Innovation Integrator at South Fayette Intermediate School in South Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA. He received his bachelors degree (in Music Education) from West Virginia Wesleyan and masters degree (in Education) from Loyola College. Shad grew up at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, USA and is married to his wife Jessica and father to daughters Mikaela and Sophia.
Dr. Helen Teague is an IC4 Teacher Leader and National Course Facilitator for PBS TeacherLine. Helen is the Interim Instructional Designer for Hardin-Simmons University and the Research and Services Manager for Pruett Gerontology Center. Her research interests are global online/mobile learning, virtual teams, model-eliciting activities, makerspaces, and participatory spontaneity.
Israel is a mathematics teacher at Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. He received his bachelors degree (in Applied Mathematics) from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and masters degree (in Education) from the University of Phoenix. Originally from Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, Israel played soccer competitively and is also fluent in English and Spanish.
Edwin is a science and mathematics teacher at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School in Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently working on a masters degree (in Physics) from the University of Nairobi, examining Raman spectroscopic imaging on samples that might have been infected by parasite-causing disease. Originally from Lieta Kamser Nyakongo, Kenya, Edwin is also trilingual, fluent in English, Kiswahili and Dholuo.
Cyrus Is currently a teacher at Mpesa Foundation Academy in Thika, Kenya. He received his bachelors degree (in Education) from Masinde Muliro University and masters degree (in Project Planning and Management) from the University of Nairobi. Originally from Kakamega County, Kenya, Cyrus also coaches soccer and tennis teams.
Dr. Chitra Nyak leads the IC4 project for Our House, a community center in Auburn Alabama. She is Assistant Professor of Physics at Tuskegee University.
Priya Mohabir, New York Hall of Science
Zach Mbasu Country Leader, Kenya Zach Mbasu is originally from Kakamega county just north west of Nairobi, Kenya. He received his Bachelor of Education Science degree at Egerton University in Kenya and his Master of Science in Applied Statistics as Maseno University. He has been a mathematics teacher for 6 years, an ICT Champion helping learners and teachers using technology in education, and is currently the founder and CEO of African Maths Initiative. In this position he shares practical out of classroom ideas with schools, develops innovative learning resources, and builds capacity for school instructors and students. He is passionate about technology integration in learning. A fun fact about him: he enjoys traveling, cycling, and field hockey.
Kristina Lux, Pepperdine University
Seung Bok is a second-year doctoral student in education at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. He received his bachelor's degree (in Mechanical Engineering) from U.C. Berkeley and master's degree (in International Affairs) from Columbia University. Originally from Seoul, Korea, Seung Bok spent two years in rural Nepal as a math and English teacher in the Peace Corps.
Veera Kallunki, PhD Country Leader, Finland. Veera is currently the Coordinator for Educational technology at University of Helsinki and researcher. She received her Doctor of Philosophy, Physics and Education in 2009 from the University of Helsinki. Her skills and interests include qualitative research and university teaching especially in the STEM fields. Her recent research addresses digital learning, multidisciplinary teaching, and learning processes. In her doctoral dissertation, she has studied the learning processes of natural sciences among primary school students.
Miguel is a teacher and Innovation Integrator at South Fayette Intermediate School in South Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA. He received his bachelors degrees (in Psychology and Hispanic Languages & Literature) and masters degree (in Teaching) from University of Pittsburgh. Originally from Mexico, Miguel is also trilingual (English, Portuguese, and Spanish) and completing a doctorate degree (in Literacy, Language & Culture) from the University of Pittsburgh.
Eric Hamilton is Professor of Education at Pepperdine University. He teaches in the university’s organizational leadership and mathematics courses. He currently leads education and learning technology research projects supported by the US National Science. His wife Kristy is a licensed social worker and hospice worker. He is an avid Audible books fan, and loves history and literature. They have four adult children and live on Pepperdine’s Malibu Campus. Eric Hamilton Pepperdine University IC4 Principal Investigator
Bec is the manager of Explainer TV at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), USA. She received her bachelors degree (in Communication and Media) from University of South Australia. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Bec previously worked as a newspaper journalist and mentors inner city girls as part of the Girls Write Now program in NYC.
Lynette is a mathematics teacher at Cabrillo High School in Long Beach, California, USA. She received her bachelors degree (in Business Administration) from Rockhurst College, masters degree (in Counseling) from California State University, Dominguez Hills, teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach. Originally from Kansas City, MO, Lynette previously worked in the accounting field for the U.S. Department of Defense and IRS.
George is a computer teacher and webmaster at Cabrillo High School in Long Beach, California, USA. He received his bachelor's degree (in Communications) and masters degree (in Industrial Design and Technology) from California State University, Fullerton and teaching credential from California State University, Long Beach. Originally from Paramaribo, Suriname (South America), George is also trilingual, fluent in English, Dutch, and Spanish.
Danielle Espino IC4 Project Manager
Katie Culp New York Hall of Science
Maintained by the IC4 Research Team.
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