Academic Institutions

PI institutes: Harvard University (SDR Lab), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, University of Michigan (Center for Human Growth and Development) , Northwestern University (Tangible Interaction Design and Learning Laboratory)

External Evaluator:  The STEM Education Evaluation Center (SEEC) at TERC



University of Nebraska State Museum,  California Academy of SciencesField Museum of Natural HistoryHarvard Museum of Natural History.

Data Providers


Encyclopedia of LifeTOL Web ProjectNCBI

News & Press
  • Best of CHI 2015 Best Paper Award: Proposed a novel Group Identification Algorithm in a dynamic visitor flow and engagement metrics for statistical analysis in interactive informal learning environments. Demonstrated effects of two typical study methodologies (pdf).
  • Coming soon! We are working on a digital Evolution Lab with the WGBH/NOVA Labs team.
  • PBS NOVA Engaging Science blog
  • Live Showcase of BATand paper presentation at Games, Learning and Society 2014 (watch video...)
  • Seeing Science: Biomedical Computation Review writes about the DeepTree. (read more...)
  • Harvard Gazette:: The watchword is innovation (read more...)
  • SEAS News Release: Museum exhibit developed at SEAS puts evolution at visitors’ fingertips (read more...)