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The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers: Recipient Details

Marina Bers


Affidivation:

Tufts University

NSF Directorate:

CISE

Gender:

F

Award Year:

2005

Citation:

For creating "identity construction environments" (ICEs) to foster positive development of children who are at risk of mental health-related problems--for example, those undergoing heart and kidney transplants. ICEs are multi-user, virtual environments to help youth develop competence, character, and confidence. Bers has designed technology tools ranging from robotics to collaborative learning environments and from storytelling programming languages to tangible human-computer interfaces. Her developmental technologies support young people in their quest to progress.

 

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