Megan Bang
Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development


  • Community involvement
  • Minority students
  • Native American students
  • Parent involvement
  • Science
  • STEM education

Megan Bang is an associate professor of learning sciences and human development at the University of Washington. Her work is focused on improving the quality of life and educational opportunities for youth, families and communities historically disadvantaged by education, with a central focus on indigenous peoples and STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics – education. Bang’s current research explores the ways in which cultural differences involving sense-making in the natural world unfold, and develops science learning environments with parents, communities, teachers and other professionals that open intellectual spaces and community-driven goals of cultural vitality. Bang is co-author of “Who’s Asking: Native Science, Western Science, and Science Education” and a recipient of the American Educational Research Association’s Bobby Wright Award for Early Career Contributions to Research in Indigenous Education. She helps lead teacher learning and development initiatives for future Native teachers and in-service educators, and is co-principal investigator of the national Family Leadership Design Collaborative in its work to develop more equitable family-school-community engagement.