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Amy Wilson-Lopez

Amy Wilson-Lopez

Associate Professor, Adolescent Literacy

Contact Information

Office Location: EDUC 333
Phone: 435-797-0376
Email: amy.wilson-lopez@usu.edu

Biography

Dr. Amy Wilson-Lopez is an Associate Professor at Utah State University. Through her research and community engagement activities, she partners with youth and educators to use engineering to solve problems in their local communities. A former middle school reading teacher, she studies the literacy practices that linguistically diverse youth use to design solutions. Her work, which has been funded by multiple federal grants, has appeared in top engineering, literacy, and science educational research journals. 

Currently funded projects include the following:

Literacies in Engineering for Access and Participation Conference
https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD ID=1644976&HistoricalAwards=false

Learning from Engineers to Develop a Model of Disciplinary Literacy in Engineering
https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1664228&HistoricalAwards=false

CAREER: Examining Factors that Foster Latino Middle School Students' Engineering Design Thinking in Literacy-Infused Technology and Engineering Classrooms
https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1552567&HistoricalAwards=false