Research Scientist (former)
Dan Roy is a Research Scientist at the Playful Journey Lab and the Education Arcade. He is the lead game designer on the CLEVR project, inviting high school biology students to explore a cell in VR and collaboratively diagnose and treat a genetic disorder. Dan is also the founder of Skylight Games, a social enterprise inspiring a love of learning through play, starting with languages (Lyriko). Before his current roles, he worked with the MIT Teaching Systems Lab on games to prepare teachers (ELK), the Learning Games Network on games to teach language (Xenos) and science (Food Fight, Guts and Bolts), and with the Education Arcade, helping middle-schoolers build curiosity, intuition, and comfort in math through puzzles (Lure of The Labyrinth). He has an SM in Comparative Media Studies from MIT and a BS in Computer Science from UMass Amherst.