Post-doctoral Research Associate
Miller Hall, LIFE Center
Enrique works in partnership with K-12 schools and community hubs 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 when making sense of the natural world . Additionally, Enrique has extensive experience teaching elementary science methods courses for pre-service teachers, co-designing and co-facilitating professional development for K-12 science teachers, and developing physics-based K-12 curriculum. He received his PhD on Curriculum & Instruction - Science Education in 2017. Enrique was trained as an astrophysicist, and did cosmology research for five years, before choosing a career in K-5 science education. He grew up in Venezuela, has lived in all continental time zones of the US, and enjoys cooking Arepas and baking for friends and family.
Manz, Suárez (2018). Supporting teachers to negotiate uncertainty for science, students, and teaching
Suárez (2018). Todos los Caminos Conducen a Roma - different strategies students use for communicating their ideas and reasoning (Spanish)