The Learning Sciences Student Association (LSSA)

The Learning Sciences Student Association, or LSSA, was created by students to support and advocate for graduate students in the Learning Sciences PhD program. We hold monthly meetings that facilitate networking and building a collective student voice within LSRI and UIC. We organize skill building and resource workshops for graduate students based on their needs and requests; some of the topics we have covered are listed below. We foster peer-to-peer relationships and mentoring by providing space for student solidarity and camaraderie.


Past LSSA Workshop Topics:

  • Portfolio Process
  • LSRI Tech Resources
  • Academic Writing
  • Collecting Video/Audio Data
  • Data Analysis Software


Officers for Academic Year 2019-20

Laura Zeller, President

Alexa Lee-Hassan, Vice-President

Aleksandra (Ola) Adach, Secretary

Lisa Siciliano, Treasurer

Mee Na FengĀ and Timmy Chan, Graduate Student Council Representatives