Sofia Essayan-Perez (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) works to strengthen math and science education in rural high schools in Nicaragua. Building on years of collaboration with healthcare providers, teachers, administrators, and students, she helps to create lesson plans grounded in local issues. Sofia also teaches students to create educational videos, thereby developing low-cost resources while integrating technology in the classroom. Her goal is to promote peer-to-peer instruction, improve teacher training, as well as improve math and science understanding.

Posted on January 22, 2014 .