Organization, Information and Learning Sciences
BiographyLeah Buechley is an associate professor in the department of Computer Science, with a joint appointment in the Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico. Her work explores the intersection of Computer Science Art Design and learning. Her goal is to engage broad and diverse audiences in understanding designing and building technology for themselves. She has done foundational work in paper and fabricbased electronics and her inventions include the lilypad arduino, a construction kit for sewable computing. Previously she was an Associate Professor at the MIT Media Lab where she founded and directed the highlow tech group. Her research was the recipient of an NSF Career Award, and the 2017 Edith Ackerman award for Interaction Design and Children. Leah received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BA in Physics from Skidmore College at both institutions. She also studied dance theater fine art and design.