Siqi Huang

Siqi is a PhD student in the Graduate Group of Science and Mathematics Education (SESAME) at UC Berkeley, where she is guided by the expertise of Professor Alan H. Schoenfeld. She plays an active role in two research groups: the Functions group and the Teaching for Robust Understanding (TRU) research group. Siqi's research focus revolves around fostering a profound understanding of mathematics, cultivating a strong disciplinary identity in students, and nurturing their capacity to think with flexibility and resourcefulness within mathematical contexts.

Siqi's overarching research goal is to empower students to become lifelong learners and critical thinkers in mathematics. Her vision extends to nurturing a lasting inner strength in students, enabling them to engage meaningfully with mathematics even after their formal education concludes.

In tandem with her doctoral studies, Siqi is concurrently pursuing a Master's degree in Mathematics, mentored by Richard Borcherds. This dual academic journey reflects her commitment to deepening her mathematical expertise, underscoring her dedication to advancing her research.

Throughout the challenging period of the pandemic, Siqi has honed her skills as a supportive and guiding mathematics educator. Her diverse roles have included serving as a Graduate Student Instructor in UC Berkeley's Mathematics department, serving as a Research Mentor for UC Berkeley undergraduates, teaching mathematics within the UC Berkeley Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP), and providing mentorship as a Mathematics Counselor/Instructor at the Ross Mathematics Program.

Specializations and Interests

Mathematics Education; Disciplinary Identity; Student Learning and Understanding; Attitudes, Beliefs, Emotions, Motivations; Problem Solving

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BS, Mathematics, UCLA

Curriculum Vitae

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