Center for Education Through Exploration

What is the Center for Education Through Exploration?

The ETX Center brings science educators, technologists, artists, and ASU faculty and researchers together to design and build cutting edge digital learning experiences. Take a look at one of our projects to learn more about what we do.

The ETX Center was founded on the idea of education through exploration, an approach to learning design that promotes active learning, inquiry, and an emphasis on compelling transdisciplinary questions. Our work involves creation of new learning experiences that embody this idea; training other designers and educators in this way of thinking; and researching the effectiveness of the ETX approach.

Meet Our Team

The key to the success of the ETX Center is our talented team. You can read about the experiences that each individual team member brings to the Center in the bios below.

ETX Studio

Ariel Anbar
Center Director & ASU President's Professor
Ariel Anbar
Administrative Director
Elizabeth McHugh
Assistant Director
A. Joseph Tamer
Steven Semken
Education Advisor
Steven Semken
Geoffrey Bruce
Manager of Immersive Technologies
Geoffrey Bruce
Portfolio Manager
Tess Calvert
Program Manager for University Projects
Diana Hunsley
Chris Mead
Research Manager
Chris Mead
Donald Bratton III
Manager of Online Learning
Donald Bratton III
Program Manager for Teaching Communities
Jessica Swann
Project Manager
Chelsea Goldsmith
Sina Kirk
Education Outreach Coordinator
Sina Kirk
Learning Design Associate
Mel Narish
Learning Designer
Melissa Renfrey
Business Operations Specialist
Jeff Schatzki
Mia Bodin
Learning Design Associate
Mia Bodin
Christopher Andert
Web User Experience Designer
Christopher Andert
Thomas Ruberto
PhD Candidate
Thomas Ruberto

ETX Affiliates & Partners

Sustainability Virtual Field Trips
School of Sustainability
Rimjhim Aggarwal
Inspark / BioBeyond Instructor
School of Life Sciences
Christopher Bang
Faculty, Solar System Journey
School of Earth & Space Exploration
Jim Bell
OpenSkill Advisor
Maricopa County CC
Matthew Bloom
NYS Master Teachers Program
Infiniscope Partner
Dominick Fantacone
Infiniscope & Inspark Partner
ASU Prep Academy
Betsy Fowler
OpenSkill / Inspark Coordinator
Madisen Gunkel
OpenSkill & Inspark
ASU Learning Enterprise
An Ha
Student Produced VFTs
Cronkite School of Journalism
Retha Hill
Polar Explorer Collaborator
Northern Arizona University
Deborah Huntzinger
OpenSkill & Inspark
ASU Learning Enterprise
Lucien Kahn
Infiniscope & Inspark Partner
ASU Prep Academy
Amy McGrath
Infiniscope Partner
MLF Teachers College
Punya Mishra
OpenSkill / Inspark Coordinator
Miami Dade College
Victor Okafor
EcoChains
School of Sustainability
Stephanie Pfirman
Infiniscope Advisory Board
Maricopa County CC
Sian Proctor
OpenSkill & Inspark
ASU Learning Enterprise
David Schonstein
Citizen Science Advisor
Infiniscope
Molly Simon
LAUSD - Local District East
Infiniscope Partner
Craig Sipes
PI, SCoPE
School of Earth & Space Exploration
Mini Wadhwa
Inspark Innovator
Maricopa County CC
Sally Watt
Deputy PI, SCoPE
Co-Investigator, Infiniscope
Dave Williams
Infiniscope & Inspark Partner
ASU Prep Academy
Julie Young
OpenSkill / Inspark Coordinator
Maricopa County CC
Lisa Young
OpenSkill & Inspark
ASU Learning Enterprise
Bianca Zietal
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