Dr. Brian Gravel studies how people of all ages use representations to work and learn in STEM. As a former engineer and teacher, he has always loved building things and exploring how materials behave and interact. His scholarship focuses on describing meaningful learning involving multiple representations, materials, and processes in making spaces and with expressive and computational technologies. Through strong community partnerships, Brian grounds his design research in educational contexts where, together, communities build toward equitable and just STEM learning and participation. Most recently, he has partnered with educators, youth, and researchers to explore how relationships to learning, materials, and each other are shifted through culturally sustaining approaches to computational making.