The focus of the AI4STEM Lab is to conduct research on applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance STEM education. Our projects are funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, NAEd/Spencer Foundation, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. We aim to enhance STEM education by increasing the realization of AI’s potential and feasibility as a means of scaffolding STEM teachers’ instructional decision-making and promoting students’ STEM learning performance. We are developing an automatic scoring and feedback system to grade students’ constructed responses to the Next Generation Science Assessments and provide teachers with PCK supports to scaffold their timely instructional decision-making. We are also concerned about AI scoring bias and we aim to develop a curriculum to improve AI competence for students that are underrepresented in STEM.
Our team includes professors, graduate research assistants, and alumni. All of them are making great contribution to the field of AI for STEM education research!