Sunrise Session

Inside Research at Utah State University

At Utah State University's Sunrise Sessions, faculty and students share their research with alumni, community and business leaders from the Salt Lake area. Held quarterly in downtown Salt Lake City, these early-morning presentations detail how USU research is addressing pressing issues such as the obesity epidemic and hearing loss in children. All are invited to attend these events at no charge thanks to generous sponsorship by Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Next Sunrise Session

Engaging Bodies and Minds in K-12 Education

Victor Lee

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services


Friday, October 3, 2014 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Little America Hotel
500 S Main St, Salt Lake City

Dr. Victor Lee is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. He earned bachelor’s degrees in cognitive science and mathematics from the University of California, San Diego and a Ph.D. in learning sciences from Northwestern University. His research on student learning and on new uses of technology in education are published in a variety of leading journals. Dr. Lee received the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2011, the Jan Hawkins Award for early career contributions to humanistic research and scholarship in learning technologies in 2013. He is the first USU professor to be named a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral fellow. His forthcoming book, Learning Technologies and the Body, will be published in late 2014.

While wearable technologies are rapidly becoming a part of our everyday lives, they have not yet found their way into the classroom. Dr. Victor Lee will discuss how wearable devices can go beyond individual health tracking and be used to introduce students to the complex world of data analysis. Drawing from examples of his own classroom-based research and design work done in partnership with Utah schools, Dr. Lee shows what students are capable of discovering and accomplishing with this newly emerging technology. His research models a technologically enhanced approach for the K-12 education system that has the potential to cultivate and develop a data-savvy populace and future workforce.