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Pratim Sengupta

Pratim Sengupta is the Research Chair of STEM Education and associate professor of Learning Sciences with UCalgary’s Werklund School of Education. He invents and designs programming languages, physical computing environments and digital games for science education in schools and public spaces. Pratim received the US National Science Foundation’s NSF Career Award in 2012. 

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Selected publications

  • Sengupta, P., Krinks, K., & Clark, D. B. (2015). Learning to Deflect: Conceptual Change in Physics through Use of Digital Games. Journal of the Learning Sciences.
  • Sengupta, P., Dickes, A.C., Farris, A.V., Karan, A., & Martin, D. (2015). Programming in K12 science classrooms. Communications of the ACM.
  • Sengupta, P., & Wilensky, U. (2009). Learning electricity with NIELS: Thinking with electrons and thinking in levels. International Journal of Computers for Mathematical Learning, 14(1), 21-50.
  • Sengupta, P., Kinnebrew, J., Basu, S., Biswas, G., and Clark, D. (2013). Integrating Computational Thinking with K12 Science Education Using Agent-Based Computation: A Theoretical Framework. Education & Information Technologies, 18(2), 351-380.
  • Wright, M., & Sengupta, P. (2014). Modeling Oligarchs' Campaign Donations and Ideological Preferences with Simulated Agent-Based Spatial Elections. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulations.






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