Grants & Awards


Here to Here: Partnerships to Develop Pathways to Prosperity for Youth in the South Bronx
Amount: $1,200,000
Funder: Dimon Family Foundation

Digital Learning Challenge – Partnership and Community Development for Informal Learning Opportunities
Amount: $332,931
Funder: Susan Crown Exchange

CS-EDU Visions: Building Multi-Level Alignment in Local CS4All Implementation for Sustainability
Amount: $299,823
Funder: National Science Foundation

Collaborative Research: Improving the Implementation of Rigorous Instructional Materials in Middle Grades Mathematics: Developing a System of Practical Measures and Routines
Amount: $5,000,000 (NYU Portion $1,110,066)
(part of collaborative grant with University of Washington, Vanderbilt, and UC Riverside)
Funder: National Science Foundation

Researcher-Practitioner Partnership: Blended Learning at Scale – Implementation and Analysis of Student Achievement in District of Columbia Public Schools
Amount: $400,000
Funder: Institute of Education Sciences

DIP: ScienceKit for ScienceEverywhere – A Seamless Scientizing Ecosystem for Raising Scientifically-Minded Children
Amount: $1,350,000
Funder: National Science Foundation

Collaborative Research: Advancing Informal STEM Learning through Scientific Alternate Reality Games
Amount: $1,520,832
(part of collaborative grant with Brigham Young University)
Funder: National Science Foundation

RAPID: Understanding and Designing Community Dynamics in a Massively Open Online Course Platform, the Peer 2 Peer University
Amount: $178,000
Funder: National Science Foundation

Developing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Identities through Participation in Science-Infused Media and Virtual Peer Networks
Amount: $550,000
Funder: National Science Foundation

Designing Social Interdependence and Group Awareness to Promote Participation in Collaborative Learning
Amount: $9,000
Funder: University of Maryland, Research and Scholarship Award

Teenage Interactions on Social Network Sites
Amount: $7,000
Funder: University of Maryland, College of Education. SPARC Grant


2014 Best Paper Nominee

Ahn, J., Subramaniam, M., Bonsignore, E., Pellicone, A., Waugh, A., & Yip, J.C. (2014). “I want to be a game designer or scientist”: Connected learning and developing identities with urban, African-American youth.
Venue: 2014 International Conference of the Learning Sciences

2014 Best Paper Nominee

Yip, J.C., Clegg, T.L., Ahn, J., Bonsignore, E., Gubbels, M., Rhodes, E., & Lewittes, B. (2014). The role of identity development within tensions in ownership of science learning.
Venue: 2014 International Conference of the Learning Sciences

2013 Best Paper Nominee

Paper: Ahn, J., Weng, C., & Butler, B. S. (2013). The dynamics of open, peer-to-peer learning: What factors influence participation in the P2P University?
Venue: HICSS 2013, Learning Analytics and Networked Learning

2012 Best Paper Award
Paper: Ahn, J., Subramaniam, M., Fleischmann, K. R., Waugh, A., Walsh, G., & Druin, A. (2012). Youth identities as remixers in an online community of storytellers: Attitudes, strategies, and values.
Venue: ASIST 2012 SIGUSE

2011 Best Dissertation Award
Venue: University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education

2010 Best Paper Nominee

Ahn, J. (May 2010). The effect of social network sites on adolescents’ social and academic development: Contemporary issues and research.
Venue: 2010 American Educational Research Association, SIG TACTL

2010 HASTAC Scholar Award