What's all this about?

If, somehow, you ended up on this page without any context, let me tell you what's going on. I took part in a program called Distributed Research Experiences for Undergraduates (DREU). It allows undergraduates to work with researchers at institutions across the country and get funding! I was sent to work at the beautiful Roosevelt Island campus of Cornell Tech.

Who are you?

Who am I?

Name: Simone Stern
School: Swarthmore
Year: Freshman
Major: Computer Science
Class of: 2023
Email: stern.simone1@gmail.com
Website: https://codepen.io/ClockOTimeDragon/full/gWVazO/

Who is my mentor?

Name: Shiri Azenkot
School: Cornell Tech, Cornell University
Department: Information Science
Area of Research: Accessibility and Human Computer Interaction
Website: https://www.shiriazenkot.com/

What did you do?

The plan

I will work on a pre-existing study investigating teachers of the visually impaired use of tactile materials. We explored which materials they used, how they procured them, and most importantly looked for insights about how to improve them. I will help finish the analysis of the data and write a paper showing our findings that will hopefully be accepted to a conference.

The End Result

I had to leave before the paper was finished but here is a link to the most updated draft I had a little after I left. I plan to stay in conctact and help finish the submission on the paper to CHI 2019.