Neubauer Lecturer (tenure-track)
Fellow, Career Advancement Chair at the Technion (CAC)
Dr. Areej Mawasi is a Neubauer Lecturer and Head of the "Co- Design and Interactive Learning Lab" at Technion's Faculty of Education in Science and Technology. Dr. Mawasi studies learners engagement and designs learning environments with objects and tools like technologies, games, and hands-on artifacts. In her research, she focuses on: sociocultural learning, technologies and digital media, design-based methods, AI in society, and critical STEM education.
In her design-based research work with educators and learners, she examines: (1) how intentional design of critical engagement with AI and technologies, supports learners and educators critical and ethical exploration of technologies (such as AI, digital media) and their thinking of technology-role in society, its sociopolitical and ethical implications, and reimagination of technologies; (2) learners interactive engagement in transdiciplinary learning environments; (3) collaborative design processes as a space for learning. Her work has been published in journals like, Journal of Science Education and Technology, Journal of Moral Education, British Journal of Educational Technology, and Mind, Culture, & Activity.
Dr. Areej Mawasi was a Postdoc Research Associate in learning sciences, co-design methodology, AI technology literacies, and equity in NSF National AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming at CU Boulder Institute of Cognitive Science. She 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. At ASU, she was a Fulbright Scholar, a fellow of the Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship, and a researcher at Center for Science and the Imagination.
Outside of academia, Dr. Mawasi is publicly engaged in writing about topics around technology in society and education. She also gives lectures and facilitates workshops on education, future of technology, and design.
Fellowships and honors:
2023-2027 Maof Scholarship for Outstanding Arab Scientists, Council for Higher Education, Israel
2023 ISLS Emerging Scholars Award, Wallace Foundation
2022 - 2024 Technion's Career Advancement Chair Fellow and Neubauer Fellow
2020 Dissertation Research Award, "Learning, Literacies and Technologies". MLFTC, ASU, USA.
2017 – 2018 Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship Award, ASU, USA.
2015 – 2017 Fulbright Outreach Program Award, Institute of International Education, USA.