Wendy Martin leads education research and development focused on innovations to improve learner outcomes, including maker programs, micro-credentials, and digital science games. She brings expertise in collaborative design, mixed-methods research and evaluation, and organizing and hosting convenings of researchers to share and advance knowledge.
Martin’s research focuses on identifying effective strategies to broaden participation in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) fields. In one strand of her research, she examines efforts to prepare neurodiverse youth for college and careers. In a second strand, she investigates collaborations among informal education, higher education, K–12 education, professional associations, businesses, and the research community to design college and career pathways for youth from communities underrepresented in the STEM and ICT workforces.
Much of Martin’s research uses a collaborative co-design approach. Using this approach, she brings together educators, students, program developers, and researchers in defining project goals and processes and collaborating to create innovative educational programs and resources.
Martin holds a PhD in Education and Communication from Cornell University.