Undergradua e Research Team

Welcome to the WPI Undergraduate GMA research team landing page! Under the supervision of Professor Ottmar, our team assists in various projects such as the development and implementation of Graspable Math and the WLCP.

Alis Iannacchione

Alisionna (Alis) Iannacchione is a junior, psychology major at WPI. She has been involved in the lab in many ways and specifically created and helped pilot materials for a large IES funded efficacy study whose goal was to examine the impact of From Here to There on mathematics learning and problem solving, compared to 3 other conditions. She has also been involved in creating webinars to recruit schools to participate, website development for the lab’s math technologies, and analyzing data from previous studies.

Lilly-beth Linnell

Lilly-beth Linnell is a sophomore, psychology major at WPI with a concentration in Psychobiology. She has been involved in the lab since summer 2019, specifically creating a new study to investigate the effects of font type on student judgement and performance in mathematics . She has also been involved in testing or creating lab materials that will contribute to other studies or as helpful documents to the teachers who use Graspable Math Activities.

Personal email: ldlinnell@wpi.edu

Yveder Joseph

Yveder Joseph is a freshmen, double major in Robotics Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a research assistant at the lab and he works on the content creation team.

Personal email: ygjoseph@wpi.edu

Nicholas Chantre

Nicholas Chantre is a first year Electrical & Computer Engineering student. He has had the opportunity to develop content with the newest versions of Graspable Math to be tested with students. He is fascinated by the subconscious mind and always looking to learn something new.

CiNdy Trac

Cindy is a Computer Science and Data Science double major who aims to make information more accessible to the everyday person. As a research assistant, she helps to develop content and test-run studies for the lab. She recently just transitioned into the role of manager of the lab’s database system.

hailey anderson

Hailey Anderson is a first year and is working towards a computer science major and social science and policy minor.

PAUL Pacheco

Paul is a junior majoring in Psychological Science with a concentration in biology. He is also in WPI's Teacher Preparation Program to become certified in high school biology. Within our lab, Paul works on professional development and content creation for Graspable Math Activities.

Email: papacheco@wpi.edu

olivia boggs

Oliva is an IMGD major and is a research assistant on the WLCP project.

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reilly norum

Reilly Norum is a junior, computer science major at WPI. She recently joined the lab in the fall of 2020 and is involved in the IES data mining project.

julie andrade



stephanie reis



chloe byrne



claire behning

Claire is a sophomore Biology and Biotechnology major, she is also in WPI’s Teacher Preparation Program to become a high school biology teacher. She is involved in the WLCP and GMA projects.