Jamie Benario

Registered user since Tue 14 Jul 2020

Name:Jamie Benario

Hi! I’m Jamie! I just completed my PhD in Computer Science and Learning Sciences at Northwestern University, working with Professor Eleanor O’Rourke. I study student motivations and perceptions of their intelligence while learning how to program, focusing on psychology theories like mindset and self-efficacy. I develop new technologies that help us better understand student experiences and inform the design of technological interventions. I now work at Google, doing research to inform the design and evaluation of our CS Education products.

Research interests:Motivation, persistence and efficacy in educational envrionments


ICER 2023 Chicago Experience Chair in Organizing Committee
ICER 2022 Author of How Do Students Envision Good Programmers? Investigating Misconceptions about Professional Programmers and their Roots. within the Lightning Talks and Posters-track
Author of Using Electrodermal Activity Measurements to Understand Student Emotions While Programming within the Research Papers-track
ICER 2020 Author of Why do CS1 students think they’re bad at programming? Investigating self-efficacy and self-assessments at three universities within the Research Papers-track