K. Rebecca Clark


Science | Web Development | Learning Science

I love to learn, especially about science and technology. I am looking for opportunities to develop new and exciting ways to experience STEM education. My research interest focuses on how to design, develop and implement digital technologies and games that result in highly interactive and engaging learning communities for today's students. My goal is to provide novel learning environments that might influence girls, minorities and struggling students to engage in STEM disciplines.

: 864-423-7613

: rebeccaclark78@gmail.com

: Clemson, SC

: 864-423-7613


Education


Clemson University

Aug 2014 - present

PhD: Learning Sciences

Student

Research path working in collaborative environments with educational game design, online education and multimedia technologies

Clemson University

Aug 2009 - Dec 2011

Master of Science: Biological Sciences

Biochemistry and Environmental Toxicology

GPR 4.0 out of 4.0. Research focus: Plant lipid biochemistry. Coursework focus: biochemistry and environmental toxicology

Clemson University

Aug 2006 - May 2009

Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry

Biochemistry

Graduated Cum Laude. Excelled in 800 level electives: bioinorganic chemistry and environmental toxicology as an undergraduate; supplemental coursework in computer science, research experience in lipid biochemistry

Greenville Technical College

Aug 2004 - May 2006

Associate of Science: Biotechnology

Biotechnology with a concentration in computer science

4.0 GPR (out of 4.0). Supplemental coursework in medical terminology and pharmacology. Concentration in computer science

Computer & Technology Skills


HTML / HTML5
CSS / CSS3 (with SASS)
ACTIONSCRIPT 3.0
SQL
JAVA
JAVASCRIPT
PHP
PHOTOSHOP
FLASH
DREAMWEAVER
ILLUSTRATOR
RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN
ANDROD EDUCATIONAL APP DESIGN
DATABASE DESIGN
MICROSOFT OFFICE (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
Statistical Software (SAS, JMP, SPSS, R)

Work Experience


Clemson University

Aug 2014 - present

Graduate Research Assistant

Assist with research regarding game-based learning, design based learning, assessment, creativity and STEM

  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Write manuscripts
  • Edit manuscripts
  • Assistant Instructor Online Course in Digital Media and Learning (STS GenEd)
  • Instructional Design (Course Modules - Online STS GenEd)

Clemson University

Feb 2012 - May 2014

Biochemistry Research Assistant

Managed biochemistry lab, designed and conducted experiments, routinely worked with radioisotopes. Experienced with lab equipment and calibration of equipment. Maintained lab records for hazardous waste and MSDS requirements. Communicated results to senior scientist via verbal and written reports

  • Experienced in biochemical and molecular biology research techniques
  • Performed mathematical computations and data analysis
  • Conducted literature reviews, wrote manuscripts, and designed visual representations of data for conferences
  • Taught undergraduate level biochemistry and biology courses as needed

Flash-e-Concepts

Jan 2000 - present

Web Design and Development | Educational App Design

Part time contract based web development and design and Android educational app design

  • Responsive websites
  • Science educational apps for Android
  • Microsites

Phoenix Rising Border Collie Rescue of SC

Jan 2009 - Present

Volunteer

Serve on board of directors. Web design and maintenance.

  • Annual fundraisers raised over 25,000 last 5 yrs
  • Communications and organization
  • Web design and photography
  • Database design and maintenance

Previous Work Experience Available Upon Request

Prior to August 2004

Management | Sales | Environmental

Prior work experience includes extensive experience in management, sales, bookkeeping and customer service

  • Territory Sales Manager (cold calls) (1+ yrs)
  • Inside / Outside (warm calls) Sales (10 yrs)
  • Office Manager (5 yrs)
  • DOT | HAZMAT | OSHA Compliance Officer (5 yrs)

Previous work experience (cont).

Prior to August 2004

Computer and Bookkeeping

Various technology and office job experience includes

  • Designed and maintained databases
  • Employee training
  • Invoicing, Payroll, Accounts Receivable/Payable & Collections
  • Customer service and sales
  • Government contracts and compliance

Transcripts


Clemson University

Greenville Technical College

Online Courses and Webinars


Publications


Publications

2011 - present

Publications (Learning Science | Biochemistry)

Qian, M.; Clark, K.R. Games based learning and 21st century skills: a review of recent research. Submitted February 2016 Computers in Human Behavior.

Herro, D. & Clark, KR. (in press). An Academic Home for Play: Games as Unifying Influences in Higher Education. To be published in On The Horizon.

Qian, M.; Clark, K.R. Games based learning and 21st century skills: a review of recent research. Accepted October 2015 AERA.

Clark, K.R., Y. He, T. Young, K.F. Kleppinger-Sparace and S.A. Sparace. Characterization of fatty acid biosynthesis in plastids isolated from developing soybean somatic embryos. In preparation for Lipids.

He Y., T.E. Young, K.R. Clark, K.F. Kleppinger-Sparace, W.C. Bridges, S.A. Sparace. 2011. Developmental profile of storage reserve accumulation in soybean somatic embryos. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology 47(6): 725-733.

Conferences & Abstracts

2009 to Present

Conferences & Abstracts

Clark, K.R. 2015. My adventures as a high elf mage in Skyrim. Playful Learning Summit (May 16, 2015), Greenville, SC.

Clark, K.R., Y. He and S.A. Sparace. 2013. The Effects of Light on Storage Reserve Accumulation in Soybean Somatic Embryos and Plastidic Fatty Acid Biosynthesis. The 2013 Annual Meetings of the American Society of Plant Biologists (July 20 - 24), Providence, RI.

Sparace, S.A.,Clark, K.R., Y. He, T.E. Young, Z. Li, H. Luo and K.F. Kleppinger- Sparace. 2012. Soybean Somatic Embryos and Plastids as a Model System for Lipid Metabolism. The 2012 Annual Meetings of the Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Biologists (March 3 – 5), Myrtle Beach, SC.

Sparace, S.A., Clark, K.R., Y. He, T.E. Young and K.F. Kleppinger-Sparace. 2011. Lipid Metabolism in Soybean Somatic Embryos and Plastids. The 24th Canadian Conference on Fats and Oils (September 26 – 27), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Clark, K.R., Y. He, T.E. Young, K.F. Kleppinger-Sparace and S.A. Sparace. 2010. Fatty Acid Biosynthesis by Soybean Somatic Embryo Plastids. Annual Meetings of the American Society of Plant Biologists (July 31 – August 4), Montreal, Canada.

Clark, K.R., Y. He, T. Young, K.F. Kleppinger-Sparace and S.A. Sparace. 2010. Isolation of Plastids from Soybean Somatic Embryos for Studies of Lipid Biosynthesis. The 19th International Symposium on Plant Lipids (July 11-16), Cairns, Australia.

Clark, K.R., Sparace, S.A. 2009. Towards Developing a Method for the Isolation of Plastids from Soybean Somatic Embryos. Annual Meetings of the American Society of Plant Biologists, Honolulu, HI (July 18-22).

Sparace, S.A., He, Y., Clark, K.R., Young, T.E. 2009. Developmental Profile of Storage Reserve Accumulation in Soybean Somatic Embryos. Annual Meetings of the Society for In Vitro Biology (June 6-10), Charleston, SC.

Clark, K.R., 2009. Development of a method for isolation of plastids from soybean somatic embryos. SC Life Undergraduate Research Program (April 4, 2009), Sumter, SC.

Invited Presentations

2011

Invited Presentations

Sparace, S.A., K.R. Clark, Y. He, T.E. Young and K.F. Kleppinger-Sparace. 2011. Lipid Metabolism in Soybean Somatic Embryos and Plastids. The 24th Canadian Conference on Fats and Oils (September 26 – 27), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Workshops

2015

Workshops

Assisted in teacher professional development workshop for games for learning: The Radix Endeavor. Playful Learning Summit, May 16, 2015. Greenville, SC


Portfolio


Learn about DNA structure and function with this interactive mobile app. (Google Play)
Link to web based demo - requires Flash Player

The Garden of Eden is a beautiful interactive story about how God created our world. Enjoy the beautiful animations, games and quizes and earn your Bible Badge to share with your friends! (Google Play)

Demo of Biotechnology online interactive lesson

Demo Online Biotechnology Lesson (Link)


Fun Science 4 U
Flash e concepts
Pet portraits pawpaints.net

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