Samuel R. Mendez
I make art. I'm a community-based researcher. And I do front end web development, with an eye on web accessibility. I see the privilege of having chances to gain these skills; I want to use these chances to open up more seats at the table.
My work interests are community-based research, health equity, and digital documentary methods. You can see more of my work at my online portfolio.
About the Game
This game started as a class project in the Spring 2019 course, "Cultivating Public Engagement with Science," at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
After the class ended, I was interested in refining the design and making something that could actually be used in real-world settings.
I was inspired by my own experience in the world of academic research. I had been part of a few research mentorship programs in high school and college, but I don't think they prepared me for the social dynamics in an academic research career.
I was curious to see if I could model the competitive, yet collaborative, nature of science research. I wanted to make a sort of icebreaker between students and mentors in research mentorship programs.