Diana M. Franklin

Diana M. Franklin is a research associate professor in computer science and director of computer science education at UChicago STEM Education. Her research interests are in how students learn computer science concepts, especially at the elementary school level. She explores how to create curriculum and development environments that can reach a broad spectrum of learners, including underrepresented ethnic and gender minorities and students struggling academically.

She is currently leading five projects involving computer science education involving students ranging from pre-K through university. She is the lead PI for quantum computing education for EPIQC, an NSF expedition in computing. Her research agenda explores ways to create curriculum and computing environments in ways that reach a broad audience. She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, NCWIT Faculty Undergraduate Mentoring Award, four teaching awards, three best paper awards (ICER '17, IPDPS '14, and Computing Frontiers '13), and an honorable mention from CHI '18.

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