Enrique (Henry) Suárez

Portrait of Dr. Enrique Suarez

Enrique (Henry) Suárez

Assistant Professor
Math, Science, and Learning Technologies

Dr. Enrique (Henry) Suárez is committed to making science learning equitable for students and teachers, emphasizing the importance of knowing about the natural world through investigation. Drawing on a range of learning theories, Enrique works in partnership with K-12 schools and communities to make science learning more equitable for learners from historically underserved communities. Specifically, Enrique’s research focuses on designing learning environments that create opportunities for elementary-aged emerging multilingual students to leverage their conceptual resources and translanguaging practices for learning science. Moreover, Enrique’s work focuses on how to support pre- and in-service teachers identify and respond to students’ sense-making repertoires as intellectually generative in science. Enrique has extensive experience teaching elementary science methods courses, co-designing and co-facilitating professional development for K-12 science teachers, and developing physics-based K-12 curriculum. Enrique is an astrophysicist who did cosmology research for five years before choosing a career in K-5 science education.

Research

  • Multilingual Learners in Science Learning Environments (Translanguaing)
  • Equity and Justice in Science Education
  • Science Teacher Education
  • Elementary Science Education
  • Physics Education Research
  • Family-based STEM Learning

If you are considering doing a PhD in any of these topics, reach out!

Publications

  • Suárez, E. (accepted). Estoy explorando science: Translanguaging in an out-of-school science program for emerging bilingual students. Submitted to: Science Education.
  • Tzou, C., Meixi, Suárez, E., Bell, P., LaBonte, D., Starks, E., Bang, M. (2019). Storywork in STEM-Art: making, materiality and robotics within everyday acts of indigenous presence and resurgence. Cognition & Instruction. 37(3), 306-326. (Click here for article
  • Suárez, E. (2019). How do we know if the glass is half full? Reflections on equity, hope, and cycles of violence. Cultural Studies of Science Education, 14(2), 411-424. (Click here for article)
  • Manz, E., & Suárez, E. (2018). Supporting teachers to negotiate uncertainty for science, students, and teaching. Science Education, 102(4), 771-795. (Open Access Article)
  • Krist, C., & Suárez, E. (2018). Doing science with fidelity to persons: Instantiations of caring participation in science practices. (pp. 424-431). In J. Kay, R. Luckin (Eds.), Rethinking learning in the digital age: Making the Learning Sciences count: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. London. (Open Access Article)
  • Suárez, E., Tzou, C., Bang, M., Meixi, Bell, P., Roque, R., Pinkard, N., Barron, B., Kennedy Martin, C., Goldman, S., Luce, M., Vea, T., Conlin, L., Gutiérrez, K. (2018). Designing for axiological innovations within family-centered learning environments. (pp. 1187-1194). In J. Kay, R. Luckin, (Eds.), Rethinking learning in the digital age: Making the Learning Sciences count: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. London. (Open Access Article)
  • Suárez, E. (2018). Todos los caminos conducen a Roma: Sobre las diferentes estrategias que lxs estudiantes usan para comunicar sus ideas y razonamiento. American Association of Physics Teachers Mexico Section: Boletín, 4(2), 8-12. (Open Access Article)
  • Suárez, E., & Otero, V. (2014). Leveraging the cultural practices of science for making classroom discourse accessible to emerging bilingual students. (pp. 800-807). In J. Polman, E. Kyza, D. K. O'Neill, I. Tabak, W. R. Penuel, A. S. Jurow, K. O'Connor, T. Lee, L. D’Amico (Eds.), Learning and Becoming in Practice. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Boulder, CO. (Open Access Article)
  • Department of Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies