CSE 450
Computer Science Education
Areas of interest: Computer science education

Dr. Lauren Bricker considers herself a teacher AND a “geek generator.” She guided Computer Science students at Lakeside school in Seattle, WA for ten years and recently joined the faculty of the University of Washington in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. She focuses on teaching CS and 3D Modeling and Printing to students (from Elementary school to Master’s level), designing Makerspaces, as well as facilitating CS teacher trainings.

Prior to teaching, Dr. Bricker worked as a software engineer, consultant and manager for companies large and small. Her interests include Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Collaboration, and computer graphics. She was featured on Geekwire’s popular “Geek of the Week” in January, 2012, has given talks at Ignite Seattle, NerdNite, Fremont Women in Tech, and Maker Faire Seattle and is the treasurer of the Puget Sound Computer Science Teacher’s Association, a chapter of ACM’s CSTA. Dr. Bricker holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Washington, and B.S. in Math from the University of Michigan.