ParkApps|About

ParkApps is a partnership partially funded by the National Science Foundation (#1422764) to build tools, applications and games for teaching and learning in natural settings like national, state, and local parks. The overarching goal is to enhance our understanding of creation through the use of innovative tools and technologies. We continue to build and test our applications; we have published or presented in the following venues:


Our Team

Our team is a collaboration of park experts, technologists, scientists, educators, programmers, and designers.

Rick Ferdig

Dr. Richard E. Ferdig

PI (KSU RCET)
Cheng-Chang Lu

Dr. Cheng-Chang Lu

Co-Pi (KSU Comp. Science)
Patrick Lorch

Dr. Patrick Lorch

Co-Pi (Cleveland MetroParks)
Ms. Jennie Vasarhelyi

Ms. Jennie Vasarhelyi

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Dr. Annette Kratcoski

Dr. Annette Kratcoski

Co-Pi (KSU RCET)
Dr. Kristy Pytash
Investigator

Dr. Kristy Pytash

Investigator
Dr. Bridget Mulvey

Dr. Bridget Mulvey

Investigator
 Ms. Allison Robbins

Ms. Allison Robbins

CVNP/CMP
 Ms. Julia Skrovan

Ms. Julia Skrovan

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Julia M. Geschke

Julia M. Geschke

Cleveland MetroParks
 Chang Shu

Chang Shu

Technology (KSU)
Xiqian Han

Xiqian Han

Technology (KSU)
 Xu Han

Xu Han

Technology (KSU)
Abul Ehtesham

Abul Ehtesham

Technology (KSU)
 Xinyuan Ye

Xinyuan Ye

Technology (KSU)
   Martha Arbogast

Martha Arbogast

Design (KSU)
Bryan Rinnert

Bryan Rinnert

Design/UI(KSU)
Gretchen Rinnert

Gretchen Rinnert

Design (KSU)
Lesley Teater

Lesley Teater

Design (KSU)
Dilip Kumar Nasu

Dilip Kumar Nasu

Technology (KSU)
Debabrata Pramanik

Debabrata Pramanik

Technology (KSU)

The Kent State Research and Evaluation Bureau is acting as the external evaluator for NSF Grant #1422764.

Past Kent State contributors include: Ms. Jessica Harmon, Ms. Tia Coble, Ms. Yingyu Wu and Mr. Shiyun Zhou