Dr. Jones is a professor of science education. Her teaching focuses on science teacher preparation and research in teaching and learning science. Dr. Jones’ research focuses on learning science in a variety of sociocultural contexts. Her research examines how a number of subgroups learn, including gender, minorities and students with visual impairments. Recently Dr. Jones has conducted a series of studies that examine nanoscale science education. She directs the Innovations in STEM Education Research Group that is investigating how people learn scale and scaling, the role of haptics (touch) in learning, and effective strategies for learning nanoscale science. Dr. Jones also investigates virtual reality interfaces for learning science.
Friday Institute Faculty Fellow Gail Jones surveyed citizen scientists and science hobbyists across the country, discovering the lack of diversity in these communities.
Friday Institute Partners with Local Museums to Engage Families and Students in STEM
Research shows that kids in families who engage in activities together are more likely to continue those activities as they get older. Dr. Gail Jones and her team have partnered with...
Friday Institute Selects 2018 Graduate Student Fellows
This year’s Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows are researching topics that will make a difference for North Carolinians. Whether dedicating time to providing access to education for all students, protecting...