Dixie Ching

Dixie Ching earned her doctorate in the Educational Communication and Technology program at NYU and co-leads the Hive Research Lab, an applied research partner of the Mozilla Hive NYC Learning Network. Formerly trained as a cell biologist, Dixie has dedicated her career to helping people see the relevance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to their lives and in developing a better informed public through STEM literacy. She has worked on the design and implementation of educational tools and media at various organizations, including the Center for Children & Technology/Education Development Center, Inc., New York Hall of Science, Discovery Communications, WGBH/NOVA, and Beijing Television. In 2011, Dixie was part of a team that was awarded the Collegiate and Impact prizes at the National STEM Video Game Challenge for their math fluency games, including Battleship Numberline. At the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, Dixie oversaw the Center’s research projects and Fellows program and edited the Center’s publications. She has a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley and her research at UC Berkeley and the National Institutes of Health have resulted in publications in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. She has a master’s degree in Science Journalism from Boston University, which she attended on a GenCorp Foundation scholarship. Dixie is also on the Council of Advisors of the Humanities, Art, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC).