Amplifying the Voices of Junior and Established Asian and Pacific Islander Scholars

Amplifying the Voices of Junior and Established Asian and Pacific Islander Scholars

Sponsored by the Asian and Pacific Islander Research Interest Group (API RIG)
August 30, 2023

The API RIG promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in science education research involving learners of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage. It also serves as an intellectual network to support and mentor emerging Asian and Pacific Islander scholars in the global science education community, as well as all NARST members who are interested in API-related research endeavors.

The API RIG will hold a series of three webinars. The goals of this first event were to (1) connect established and junior API scholars in science education, (2) provide mentoring to junior API scholars, and (3) encourage networking among API scholars. 

In the first section of this event, established API scholars in science education shared stories about their research journey, followed by a 20 minute Q&A session. In the second section, junior scholars led conversations on the successes and joys of their research journeys, along with the challenges and concerns. The event concluded with breakout room conversations led by each of the junior scholars.

Established API Scholar Panel

Dr. Edna Tan, Hooks Distinguished Professor of STEM Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dr. Bhaskar Upadhyay, Professor, University of Minnesota

Junior API Scholar Panel

Jianlan Wang, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, USA

Soo-Won Shim, Assistant Professor, Illinois State University, USA

Muhammad Abd Hadi Bunyamin, Assistant Professor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

Elanur Yilmaz Na, Postdoctoral Scholar, Lakehead University/Orillia, Ontario, Canada, 

Jessica Chen, Lecturer, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA

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