Cassie Eng

Ph.D. Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University
with a focus in Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research (PIER) Training Fellow
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) Training Fellow
Email: cassonde@andrew.cmu.edu

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My mission statement is to design educational materials and interventions to meet the needs of diverse learners and optimize learning outcomes. Specifically, my research focuses on developing tools that are especially useful for children with less developed attention regulation and for low-income youth.


Key Research Questions


  • How can we utilize physiological and imaging techniques such as eye-tracking and noninvasive functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to investigate underlying cognitive processes in learning contexts?

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  • How can we apply learning theories in developmental and cognitive psychology to enrich the experiences children have with technology and educational media?


As the use of digital games in childhood vastly increases, research on the best design practices is needed.

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