The INQUIRE Lab lead by Dr. Diaz Eaton tackles projects at the interface of interdisciplinary STEM education, faculty support and development, networks for social change, and digital spaces.
Dr. Carrie Diaz Eaton is an Associate Professor of Digital and Computational Studies at Bates. She was formerly Associate Professor of Mathematics in the Center for Biodiversity at Unity College, where she has been since 2010. She has a B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in Zoology and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Mathematics, both from University of Maine, where she studied computational neurobiology and neuronal networks. Carrie earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Tennessee with a concentration in Mathematical Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. There she worked on network perspectives of coevolution and consequences for sustainability. Since then, she has developed a research program in undergraduate interdisciplinary mathematics education, and is the QUBES Director of Partnerships (Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis). She is also the project director for Math Mamas project. Carrie Diaz Eaton currently also serves as the Education Subgroup co-Chair for the Society of Mathematical Biology, on the Editorial board of PRIMUS, and is an MAA Values Leader. She has also served as the past Program Chair and Electronic Communications Chair of BIO SIGMAA, a special interest group of the Mathematical Association of America and for the editorial board for Letters in Biomathematics.
Dr. Diaz Eaton is also a proud 1st generation Latinx. Her father is from Peru. She is also a mother. Dr. Diaz Eaton values the complex interplay at intersection of her identities, professional activitism in STEM education, and her research.