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Jan Yang and Jessica Blake West show a child Scratch Junior on an iPad.

Contact Us

The DevTech Research Group is located in Carney Hall and is a part of the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.

Director: Prof. Marina Umaschi Bers, PhD,

Lab Manager: Bella Otoka,

DevTech Email:

Phone Number:  617-641-1530 (EXT 11530)

Find Us

We are located in Carney Hall on the Boston College, Chestnut Hill Main Campus. The address of the building is 281 Beacon St., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

Parking can be found along Beacon St or in the Beacon St Garage. If traveling by public transportation, you can take the MBTA Green Line B (Boston College) line to the Boston College stop, and then it is about a 15 minute walk across campus to our building. The Boston College Campus is also closely located to the Green Line C (Cleveland Circle) and D (Riverside) Lines. For more information please visit the MBTA website.

Boston College operates two on-campus shuttles during the academic year (August-May): the Newton Campus route and Commonwealth Ave Route. Shuttles run every 10 to 15 mins on weekdays. During the summer semester (May-August) one shuttle operates with limited hours.

For more information regarding parking and transportation, please visit the Boston College Transportation and Parking website.

Below are images of where Carney Hall is located on the BC Main campus. The main entrance of the building faces the campus (rather than Beacon St), it is circled below. The lab is located in room 306 on the third floor, elevators are available at the main entrance. For additional maps and directions please visit the Campuses, Maps & Directions page.

Boston College Students

Thank you for your interest in The DevTech Research Group! The DevTech Research Group is hiring BC Undergraduate Students to work with us remotely and in person. If you a student are interested in student work opportunities please reach out to our lab manager Isabella Otoka at with your resume and Eagle ID number.

High School Students

Thank you for your interest in the DevTech Research Group! We love to have motivated high school students intern with us and we can offer letters of recommendation for college. As a volunteer with us you will be able to work on projects that will promote the use of coding and robotics for young children’s learning in different contexts. We are currently conducting interdisciplinary research that integrates learning technologies, such as KIBO and ScratchJr, with neuroscience, linguistics, and socio-emotional learning. At this time we are not taking on volunteers, check back here in the future for opportunities.