Projects & Research
Local Ground |
2008 - Present
An online data collection, mapping and visualization platform that allows users to learn and use data skills in support of community research projects.
2014 - Present
An after-school ans summer program, hosted at the iSchool, to support young people (ages 14 - 21) in designing and building their own technology projects.
Publications & Workshops
- Lanouette, K. A., Van Wart, S. J., & Parikh, T. S. (2016, June). Supporting Elementary Students' Science Learning Through Data Modeling and Interactive Mapping in Local Spaces. In Proceedings of the twelfth annual International Conference of the Learning Sciences (pp. 570-577).
- Van Wart, S. J. (2015, July). Computer Science Meets Social Studies: Embedding CS in the Study of Locally Grounded Civic Issues. In Proceedings of the eleventh annual International Conference on International Computing Education Research (pp. 281-282). ACM.
- Van Wart, S., Vakil, S. and Parikh, T.S., Apps for Social Justice: Motivating Computer Science Learning with Design and Real-World Problem Solving. Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, June 23-25, 2014, Uppsala, Sweden.
- Sarah Van Wart and Tapan S. Parikh, Local Ground: A Toolkit Supporting Metarepresentational Competence in Data Science, Poster, International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), June 23-27, 2014, Boulder, Colorado
- Sarah Van Wart and Tapan S. Parikh, Increasing Youth and Community Agency in GIS, GeoHCI Workshop, April 27-28, 2013, Paris, France
- Koy, K., Van Wart, S., Galey, B., O'Connor, M., & Kelly, M. (2011). Cal-Adapt: Bringing global climate change data to a local application. Photogrammetric engineering and remote sensing, 77(6), 546-550.
- Van Wart, Sarah, K. Joyce Tsai, and Tapan Parikh. Local Ground: a paper-based toolkit for documenting local geo-spatial knowledge. Proceedings of the First ACM Symposium on Computing for Development. ACM, 2010.
Introduction to the Web
I designed an open source, interactive eBook, and an introductory web curriculum in order to teach a summer course that introduced learners to web design and web architecture, in Berkeley City College's Multimedia Arts Department. Topics included the fundamentals of HTML and CSS, an introduction to web and Internet architecture, design, usability, and using content management systems.
- Oakland Science & Math Outreach (OSMO)
2014 - 2016
An after-school mentoring program where I spent time working on tech projects with youth.
Data & Design for Social Change
A high school sociology course that I co-taught at
REALM Charter School with
Tapan Parikh and
Bay Area Youth Programs (BAYP)
A youth-developed database & app of positive activities for young people
- Software Developer for Cal-Adapt
- Software Developer for Open Context
- Software Developer for ETDM (Efficient Transportation Decision-making)
Last updated on 9/30/2016.