Yipu Zheng is a doctoral student in the Instructional Technology & Media program at Teachers College (TC), Columbia University. Her research interest focuses on capturing, assessing and facilitating learners’ problem-finding and creative problem-solving processes using multi-modal data analytics methods. Before joining TLTL, she earned her B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and her M.S. degree in Learning Analytics from TC. Aiming to empower young learners in local communities to raise and address novel and personally-meaningful inquiries, she has initiated an annual event, Global Create Summit, and co-founded a makerspace, which has collaborated with more than 15 schools and local groups to deliver creative problem-solving after-school programs, hands-on workshops, and making kits for K-8 students in Shenzhen, China.