I recently graduated from the University of Hartford with a bachelors in Multimedia Web Design & Development and minors in Computer Science and Psychology where I worked with Brian Dorn (external) and Larissa Schroeder in the Computational Environments for Learning (CEL) lab at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

In the Fall 2015, I will be a first-year Ph.D. student joining the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

My research interests are at the intersection of human-computer interaction, social computing, computer-supported cooperative work, and computer-mediated communication with regard to online communities.

Additionally, I am a member of the United States Boomerang Team competing in several regional and national tournaments each year in addition to the World Boomerang Championship every two years. I was featured in a Sports Illustrated photo gallery for boomerangs and in the Sports Illustrated Kids Wheels 3D book for unicycling.

Conference Publications

  1. Dorn, B., Schroeder, L.B., & Stankiewicz A. (2015). Piloting TrACE: Exploring Spatiotemporal Anchored Collaboration in Asynchronous Learning. In CSCW '15: Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (Acceptance rate: 28.9%, pdf).
  2. Dorn, B., Stankiewicz, A., & Roggi, C. (2013). Lost while Searching: Difficulties in Information Seeking among End-user Programmers. In ASIS&T '13: Proceedings of the 76th Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting (Acceptance rate: 51%, pdf).

Theses

  1. Stankiewicz, A. (2015). Using Visualization to Motivate Student Collaboration in Online Learning Environments. Unpublished undergraduate honors thesis, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT (pdf).

Posters

  1. Dazo, S.L., Stankiewicz, A., Gibbs, R.M., & Dorn, B. (2015). The Evolution of TrACE: Integration of a Collaborative Learning Platform in Flipped Classrooms. Poster presented at the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (Acceptance rate: 45%, pdf).

In progress

  • Stankiewicz, A., Schroeder, L.B., & Dorn, B. (under review). Using Social Visualization to Motivate Student Collaboration in an Online Learning Environment.
  1. Stankiewicz, A. (2015, April). Using Visualization to Motivate Student Collaboration in Online Learning Environments. Presentation given at the meeting of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA.
  2. Stankiewicz, A. (2015, April). Using Visualization to Motivate Student Collaboration in Online Learning Environments. Presentation given at the meeting of the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Colloquium. University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.
  3. Stankiewicz, A. & Cassell, J. (2014, July). Using Real-Time Eye Gaze Data to Calculate Conversational Engagement with Virtual Agents. Poster presented at the meeting of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Summer Intern Poster Session. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (pdf).
  4. Stankiewicz, A. (2013, April). A System for Spatiotemporal Anchored Collaboration. Presentation given at the meeting of the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Colloquium. University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.
  5. Stankiewicz, A. & St. Jarre, M. (2013, March). A System for Spatiotemporal Anchored Collaboration. Presentation given at the meeting of the Computing Undergraduate Research Symposium. Rhode Island College, Providence, RI.