MCVT stands for Making Computing Visible and Tangible. It refers to our design stance that values the beauty and transparency of seeing the inner workings of technical and computational systems including electrical and mechanical components by hands-on making experiments. This research project is developing a kit of materials and parts to support inclusive computing education and study how our tools and culturally-relevant design activities influence youth practices, participation, and changes to technical competency beliefs. This project is supported by the NSF CS for All grant #2030880.

Our Team

We are a team of designers, engineers, and educators, currently located in Atlanta, GA and Berkeley, CA.

Design and Technology research led by CodeCraft Group at Georgia Tech:

  • HyunJoo Oh, PI & Assistant Professor
  • Noah Posner, Research Scientist
  • Tingyu Cheng, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Akash Talyan, Graduate Research Assistant
  • Junzhe Yan, Undergrad Research Assistant
  • Tymirra Smith, Graduate Research Assistant [past]
  • Nadean Ali, Undergrad Research Assistant [past]
  • William Downs, Undergrad Research Assistant [past]
  • Ye Jun Kim, Undergrad Research Assistant [past]

Education research led by BSCS Science Learning:

  • Sherry Hsi, Co-PI & Principal Scientist
  • Elaine Klein, Science Educator
  • Colin Dixon, Research Scientist [past]
  • Anahit Vardanyan, Research Intern [past]