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Shaundra Daily

Cue Family Professor of the Practice
Electrical and Computer Engineering
130 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
130 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests


Identity-inclusive computing, Human-centered design & engineering, justice-centered STEM education

Selected Grants


AI Institute: Athena: AI-Driven Next-generation Networks at the Edge

ResearchDirector · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2021 - 2026

STEM Ed PRF: The Alliance for Identity-Inclusive Computing Education-Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (AIICE-PRF)

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2022 - 2025

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Virtual Environment Interactions: Exploring Grounded Embodied Pedagogy in Support of Computational Thinking · 2013 - 2017 Principle Investigator · National Science Foundation · $579,673.00
Broadening Participation in Computing-Alliance: Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS) · 2013 - 2018 National Science Foundation · $5,089,293.00 The overarching goal of the iAAMCS is to increase the number of African-Americans obtaining computing sciences doctoral degrees leading to an increase in the number of African-American researchers in the academy, government, and industry. Toward this goal, the iAAMCS Alliance will (1) increase the number of African-American Ph.D. graduates who enter the workforce with a research focus; (2) retain and advance African-American Ph.D. students, faculty and researchers in computing; and (3) develop future African-American leaders with computing expertise in the academy, government, and industry.
Human-Centered Computing Scholars: Fostering a New Generation of Underrepresented and Financially Disadvantaged Researchers · 2012 - 2014 Co-PI · National Science Foundation · $551,998.00 Clemson University's Human-Centered Computing Scholars (HCCS) program supports ten financially disadvantaged doctoral students in its School of Computing. The Scholars conduct research in Human-Centered Computing and work on projects related to accessibility, biometrics, virtual humans, virtual reality, educational technologies, information technology policy and social computing. During the summer months, the project also supports two undergraduate researchers who work in teams with and are mentored by the doctoral students. Each doctoral Scholar is also given an opportunity to participate in a summer internship with a government or industrial research lab.
Field Studies for the Development and Deployment of a Classroom Engagement Pedometer · 2011 - 2013 PI · Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation · $498,055.00
Developing Computational Thinking through Digital Storytelling: Coping with the Effects of the Oil Spill · 2011 - 2012 PI · National Science Foundation · $16,939.00
Virtual Environment Interactions: Exploring Grounded Embodied Pedagogy in Support of Computational Thinking · 2013 - 2017 Principle Investigator · National Science Foundation · $579,673.00
Broadening Participation in Computing-Alliance: Institute for African-American Mentoring in Computing Sciences (iAAMCS) · 2013 - 2018 National Science Foundation · $5,089,293.00 The overarching goal of the iAAMCS is to increase the number of African-Americans obtaining computing sciences doctoral degrees leading to an increase in the number of African-American researchers in the academy, government, and industry. Toward this goal, the iAAMCS Alliance will (1) increase the number of African-American Ph.D. graduates who enter the workforce with a research focus; (2) retain and advance African-American Ph.D. students, faculty and researchers in computing; and (3) develop future African-American leaders with computing expertise in the academy, government, and industry.
Human-Centered Computing Scholars: Fostering a New Generation of Underrepresented and Financially Disadvantaged Researchers · 2012 - 2014 Co-PI · National Science Foundation · $551,998.00 Clemson University's Human-Centered Computing Scholars (HCCS) program supports ten financially disadvantaged doctoral students in its School of Computing. The Scholars conduct research in Human-Centered Computing and work on projects related to accessibility, biometrics, virtual humans, virtual reality, educational technologies, information technology policy and social computing. During the summer months, the project also supports two undergraduate researchers who work in teams with and are mentored by the doctoral students. Each doctoral Scholar is also given an opportunity to participate in a summer internship with a government or industrial research lab.
Field Studies for the Development and Deployment of a Classroom Engagement Pedometer · 2011 - 2013 PI · Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation · $498,055.00
Developing Computational Thinking through Digital Storytelling: Coping with the Effects of the Oil Spill · 2011 - 2012 PI · National Science Foundation · $16,939.00
BPC-DP: A Multi-tiered Mentoring Model for Increasing Minority and Women Participation in Computing (M3) · 2010 - 2012 National Science Foundation · $499,705.00
Integrating Computing Across the Curriculum (ICAC): Incorporating Technology into STEM Education Using XO Laptops · 2009 - 2012 National Science Foundation · $2,809,612.00
Online Application to Support Inquiry-based Science (OASIS) Teaching in High Density Computing Environments · 2009 - 2011 Department of Education · $749,510.00
Environmental Approaches to Increase Engagement and Reduce Dementia-related Disordered Behaviors of those with ADRD · 2013 - 2013 Co-PI · GHS/CU Institute for the Advancement of Healthcare · $29,922.00
The Dancing Alice Project: Choreography & Computer Programming in Middle School · 2013 - 2013 Co-PI · Clemson University · $20,000.00
Racial and Social Equity in Local Context Grant: Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM Learners · 2023 PI · Duke Office of Provost

External Relationships


  • DEEP Designs LLC
  • Got Wonder Inc
  • Inspiring Minds
  • KidzHack LLC
  • Knox Street Studios
  • DEEP Designs LLC
  • Got Wonder Inc
  • Inspiring Minds
  • KidzHack LLC
  • Knox Street Studios
  • The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies, institutions, or organizations listed above. This information is available to institutional leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.