Research Associate, AI Institute, CU Boulder
Incoming Lecturer (tenure-track) at Technion, Faculty of Education in Science and Technology
Dr. Areej Mawasi is a Palestinian researcher, writer, and designer. Areej studies learners engagement and designs learning environments with tools like technologies, games, and hands-on artifacts. In her interdisciplinary research, she focuses on the intersection of learning sciences, technologies and digital media, design-based methods, and critical STEM (ethics, equity, and societial aspects of engagement with STEM). Most recently she has been studying co-design processes towards equity in Artificial Intelligence Education.
Areej is a Research Associate in learning sciences, co-design metholdogy, AI technology literacies, and equity in NSF National AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming at CU Boulder Institute of Cognitive Science. Most recently, Areej has been working on participatory and co-design based metholdogies to study and implement justice oriented AI-literacies units with youth and teachers in classrooms and out of school workshops.
Areej completed her PhD in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University in 2021 and her master's degree at ASU MLFTC in Educational Technology. Areej was a Fulbright Scholar at ASU (2015-2017) and fellow of the Interdisiciplinary Enrichment Fellowship (2017-2018). In ASU, Areej worked at Center for Science and the Imagination, focusing on learning sciences, public engagement with science, and human computer interaction research. She earned her bachelor's degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Business Admininstration and Education in 2014. And she is an alumna of the Arab Orthodox College in Haifa.