research and employment Opportunities 




MAPLE Lab Coordinator

WPI Undergraduate Student

Federal Work Study Students

Hourly, 5-10 hours/week

Research Asssistants

WPI Undergraduate or Graduate Students

Federal Work Study Students 

Hourly, 5-10 hours/week

 The Math Abstraction Play Learning and Embodiment (MAPLE) Lab conducts research using different educational technologies in order to aid mathematical teaching and learning. Professor Ottmar invites Federal Work Study students to spend their work study hours assisting with the lab’s federal research projects. While working on the project you will have the opportunity to engage in the entire process of educational and psychological research in classrooms including experimental design, material development, study implementation, and data analysis. You will also have opportunities to work with after school programs and teachers. Programming skills are also needed. 

To learn more about the position and projects, please contact Erin Ottmar at

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Future graduate students

Erin Ottmar will not be funding new graduate students for the 2024-2025 Academic Year.

If you are interested in working with Erin and the MAPLE Lab and applying to the LST graduate school program for the 2025-2026 school year, please reach out directly to Erin at