I work as a Research Specialist in the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Laboratory developing creative learning technologies. I am a lead developer of Scratch and contributed to the design of PicoCrickets. In 1993, I started a model after-school program called the Computer Clubhouse. I am conducting post-doctoral research on adolescents' learning about emotions and motivation in after-school programs, as part of the Pathways Project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
I am conducting post-doctoral research on adolescents' learning about emotions and motivation in after-school programs, as part of the Pathways Project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Larson, R. & Rusk, N. (in press). Intrinsic motivation and positive youth development. In R. M. Lerner, J. V. Lerner, & J. B. Benson (Eds.) Positive youth development: Advances in child development and behavior, Vol. 41. New York: Academic Press.
Rusk, N., Tamir, M., & Rothbaum, F. (2011). Performance and learning goals for emotion regulation. Motivation and Emotion, 35, 444-460.
Rothbaum, F., & Rusk, N. (2011). Cultural pathways to internalization of emotion regulation. In X. Chen & K. H. Rubin (Eds.) Socioemotional development in cultural context (pp. 99-129). New York: Guilford Press.
Rothbaum, F., Morelli, G., & Rusk, N. (2010). Attachment, learning, and coping: The interplay of cultural similarities and differences. In M. Gelfand, C. Y. Chiu, and Y. Y. Hong (Eds.) Advances in Culture and Psychology (pp. 153-215). New York. Oxford Press. Rusk, N. & Rothbaum, F. (2010). From stress to learning: Attachment theory meets achievement goal theory. Review of General Psychology, 14, 31-43.
Rusk, N. & Rothbaum, F. (2010). From stress to learning: Attachment theory meets achievement goal theory. Review of General Psychology, 14, 31-43.
Maloney, J., Resnick, M., Rusk, N., Silverman, B., & Eastmond, E. (2010). The Scratch programming language and environment. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 10, 1-15.
Rusk, N., Resnick, M., & Cooke, S. (2009). Origins and guiding principles of the Computer Clubhouse. In Y. Kafai, K. Peppler, & R. Chapman (Eds.) The Computer Clubhouse: Constructionism and creativity in youth communities (pp. 17-25). New York: Teachers College Press.
Resnick, M., Maloney, J., Monroy-Hernandez, A., Rusk, N., Eastmond, E., Brennan, K., ...Kafai, Y. (2009). Scratch: Programming for all. Communications of the ACM, 52, 60-67.
Rusk, N., Resnick, M., Berg, R., & Pezalla-Granlund, M. (2008). New pathways into robotics: Strategies for broadening participation. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 59–69.
Maloney, J. H., Peppler, K. Kafai, Y., Resnick, M., & Rusk, N. (2008). Programming by choice: Urban youth learning programming with Scratch. ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, 1, 367-371.
Resnick, M., Rusk, N. & Cooke, S. (1999). The Computer Clubhouse: Technological fluency in the inner city. In D. Schön, B. Sanyal, W. Mitchell (Eds.) High technology and low-income communities (pp. 263-285). Cambridge: MIT Press.
Rusk, N., & Slafer, A. (Eds.) (1997). Digital media in museums: Preparing for the post-hype era. Journal of Museum Education, 22 .
Resnick, M., and Rusk, N. (1996). The Computer Clubhouse: Preparing for life in a digital world. IBM Systems Journal, 35, 431-440.