Hmelo-Silver elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Distinguished Professor Cindy Hmelo-Silver has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the United States.

“This was an unexpected, stunning and thrilling honor. I am so grateful to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for electing me to join such a distinguished group of inspiring leaders in educational research as well as in the broader arts and sciences. I am grateful for all the awesome colleagues, mentors and students who have been part of my professional journey,” Hmelo-Silver said.

Hmelo-Silver is the Barbara B. Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology, director of the Center for Research on Learning and Technology and a professor of learning sciences. Her research focuses on how people learn about complex phenomena and how technology can support that learning. She studies problem-based learning and collaborative inquiry, collaborative knowledge construction and computer-supported collaborative learning. She also studies the role of technology to support social knowledge construction and collaborative learning and problem-solving.

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