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Liz Spingola

Liz Spingola

Research Interests

My current research interests focus on designing for inclusion in regards to people with learning and cognitive disabilities.I specifically research the accessibility needs and the barriers of engineering students in regards to digital learning. This research is gathered in the hope of compiling accessible computer science design standards.






Personal Statement

I am a graduate student at Virginia Polytechnic and State University. I am getting my Masters in Data Analytics and Applied Statistics. I am currently, also, working on a Ph.D. focusing on Human Centered Design in the Department of Engineering Education. My dissertation research surrounds computer science design standards for cognitively disabled individuals. I was the first person in the nation to graduate with a B.S. in Engineering Education from Ohio Northern University with a minor in Mathematics in May 2014. My degree functions as a general engineering degree with a concentration in Computer Science and a Mathematics Education degree with a minor in Mathematics. With this, I earned my 7-12 Ohio teaching license in Mathematics. I am particularly passionate about inclusive design for at-risk populations and data science for social good. Data analysis is truly meaningful when large data informs policy to help impact and improve an underrepresented, oppressed, and/or under-heard population.