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Noemi Waight

Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction
University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Technology in education, science teaching, inquiry-based teaching approaches

Head shot of Noemi Waight, University at Buffalo expert on the use of technology in education.

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Noemi Waight’s research centers on the use of technology in K-12 science teaching.

She studies how tools such as computer-based models, databases and bioinformatics tools are adopted and used by schools. Her work is in-depth, documenting the full cycle from design and development of new tools to actual implementation and enactment in science classrooms. Her research helps to elucidate the Nature of Technology as it pertains to K-12 science education, empirically examining the factors and conditions that impact the adoption of technology in STEM education.

Waight’s work has also evolved to examine the role of school leadership in STEM implementation, and the role of computer science to facilitate scientific understanding. This line of teaching and research interests includes the study of science education and leadership in international contexts, specifically Belize and Japan.

CONTACT:

­­Noemi Waight, PhD
Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction
University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education

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