Full Speed Ahead

Filed under: by: Aaron Price on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 11:21 PM

It is done. The NSF has formally awarded us the grant to conduct our research. The "Two Eyes, 3D" project involves two studies: one with children at the Boston Museum of Science and another with adults at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago. In the coming weeks I'll describe the preliminary research design for both studies and begin summarizing some background literature on stereoscopy and spatial cognition.

The goal of this blog is to shed light on the research process so I hope to describe all the steps along the way - good and bad. It will be something of a sounding board of ideas, some of which will surely be poor and (hopefully) tossed aside over time. But some will likely work out and end up telling us something new about how stereoscopy can be used to teach highly spatial scientific concepts (or not).

The grant runs for 3 years, so I hope we are all around on its last day September 30, 2014. This should be a fun ride!