Extended Learning Group
Research Director

Sherry Hsi


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Dr. Sherry Hsi is a researcher, designer, and learning technologist with the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California Berkeley. She was a member of the evaluation team working across the NISE Network Working at the intersection of research and practice, Dr. Hsi has worked on new media projects, handhelds, science websites, digital libraries, and other informal science learning programs. Dr. Hsi co-leads the SMILE Pathway (howtosmile.org), a National Science Foundation-funded digital library of inquiry-based activities for science and mathematics informal learning educators that draws the best materials from across different museums and science centers. She is also the co-PI of a research grant in educational data mining grant that investigates online visitors to museum websites. Before joining the Lawrence Hall of Science, Dr. Hsi directed new media research and evaluation at the Exploratorium, started a homeschool program, and worked on the Electronic Guidebook project to design handhelds to support learning in and beyond museums. Dr. Hsi is on the editorial board for the International Journal of Science Education, and reviews for the Journal of the Learning Sciences. She also serves on the board of champions for the National Girls Collaborative in STEM. Dr. Hsi did her PhD studies in science education at the University of California Berkeley and post-doctoral research with The Concord Consortium.


Data visualization, Technology tools and applications, Health and medicine, Environment, Energy

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