Project Team

Core Team

  • Chris Quintana, Principal Investigator, University of Michigan
  • Joseph Krajcik, Co-Principal Investigator, Michigan State University
  • Alex Kuhn, University of Michigan
  • Wan-Tzu Lo, University of Michigan
  • Clara Cahill, University of Michigan/Museum of Science, Boston
  • Brenna McNally, University of Maryland
  • Shannon Schmoll, Michigan State University
  • Ibrahim Delen, Usak University
  • Alissa Ampezzan


  • Amy Harris and Kira Berman, University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
  • Paula Gangopadhyay, Henry Ford Museum
  • Rick Russell, formerly with the Detroit Science Center
  • Teachers: Joy Reynolds (Detroit), Margaret Mayol and Tonia Porterfield (Ypsilanti), and Gretchen Hahn (Ann Arbor)
  • Steven McGee and Jennifer Duck, The Learning Partnership
  • Mauricio Gomes


We are also grateful to Raymond Silverman and Bradley Taylor with the University of Michigan Museum Studies Program; John Merlin Williams, Linda Kendall Knox, and Daniel Fessahazion with the University of Michigan Digital Media Commons; Tamara Clegg and Jason Yip at the University of Maryland; Sherry Hsi at the Lawrence Hall of Science; Leilah Lyons at the University of Illinois-Chicago and the New York Hall of Science; Beth Crownover and Heidi Rouleau at The Field Museum; Jim Slotta, Alisa Acosta, Rebecca Cober, and Michelle Lui at the University of Toronto; and Namsoo Shin and Alex Pompe at the University of Michigan. We are especially grateful the University of Michigan GROCS program and the National Science Foundation for their financial support.

Contact Information

For further information about the Zydeco project, contact:

Chris Quintana, PhD
610 East University Ave., 4122 SEB
Ann Arbor, MI  48109

This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1020027. Any opinions and findings expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.