About Us

TunePad was created by the Tangible Interaction Design and Learning (TIDAL) Lab at Northwestern University in collaboration with the EarSketch team at the Georgia Institute of Technology and with funding from the National Science Foundation (grants DRL-1612619, DRL‐1451762, and DRL-1837661).

Northwestern PIs: Michael Horn, Nichole Pinkard, and Amy Pratt
Georgia Tech PIs: Brian Magerko and Jason Freeman
TunePad Design: Michael Horn, Amartya Banerjee
Software Leads: Michael Horn, Amartya Banerjee, Macey Goldstein
Curriculum Lead: Melanie West
Curriculum: Melanie West, Michael Horn, Wade Berger, Izaiah Wallace, Cameron Roberts, Nihar Gagneja
Graphic Design: Tom Knapp (https://99designs.com/profiles/celadon)
Partner Organizations:
  • Evanston Public Library
  • EvanSTEM and Evanston Skokie School District 65
  • Lake View High School (Marshaun Brooks)
  • NAACP DuPage County
  • Y.O.U. Evanston
  • James R. Jordan Foundation
  • James R. Jordan Boys and Girls Club
  • Gary Comer Youth Centers
  • University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways
  • Truman College, Chicago
  • BBF Family Services
Alumni: TunePad has been lucky to have had fantastic contributors (curriculum, music, software) and facilitators. A huge thank you to: Victor Aung, Elham Beheshti, Georgette Boateng, Nayah Boucaud, Kenneth Clair, Nihar Gagneja, Jamie Gorson, Russell Gillespie, Dillon Hall, Emily Kang, Idrees Kamal, Josh Kim, Eunice Lee, Diego Lucero, Michael Martinez, Arthur Mergner, Mmachi Obiorah, Sachin Pradhan, Cameron Roberts, Poom Sombutboom, Rachael Tang, Manav Trivedi, JaCoya Thompson, and Izaiah Wallace.