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Experts on STEM education

Education, at all levels, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is critical to the nation’s competitiveness and well-being and to preparing leaders and problem-solvers who can help tackled the world’s greatest challenges. As a STEM university and a pioneer in project-based education and global project work, WPI has many experts on STEM education; their interests include teaching STEM subjects, making STEM education more inclusive, the science of learning and educational technology, and making STEM education more relevant through real-world project work.

 

Kristin  Boudreau

Professor Boudreau's research in literature, culture, and education is unified by broad concerns for justice, inclusion, and social progress. Her literary scholarship considers the ways literature helps to advance social... Read More

Robert E. Dempski

Professor Dempski's lab focuses on biomedically relevant proteins at the cell's surface. Dysfunction of these proteins results in diseases such as pancreatic cancer and Alzheimer's. In addition, we are building... Read More

Arne  Gericke
Arne Gericke
Interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Undergraduate Studies

Professor Gericke is a biophysical chemist studying lipid mediated protein functions using calorimetric, spectroscopic, and advanced microscopic techniques. An area of particular interest is phosphoinositide mediated... Read More

Erin R Ottmar

Professor Ottmar aims to develop and evaluate classroom interventions that improve mathematics teaching and learning. Her research focuses on the intersections of educational, cognitive, and developmental psychology. She is... Read More

Gillian Margaret Smith
Gillian Margaret Smith
Associate Professor-Computer Science
Computer Science

Professor Smith is an award-winning game designer. Her interdisciplinary work merges technical research in AI and HCI with creative practice in textiles and games, with a view towards addressing social issues and broadening... Read More

Erin  Solovey
Erin Solovey
Associate Professor
Computer Science

Much of Professor Solovey's work explores effective human interaction with complex and autonomous systems and vehicles. One focus of research is on next-generation interaction techniques, such as brain-computer... Read More

Elisabeth Anne Stoddard
Elisabeth Anne Stoddard
Associate Professor of Teaching
The Global School

Professor Stoddard is a human-environment geographer who is interested in the intersection of nature, society, and social justice. She looks at the ways in which farmed animal production can create environmental hazards and... Read More

Kristin K. Wobbe
Kristin K. Wobbe
Director, Center for Project Based Learning
Center for Project Based Learning

As director of WPI’s Center for Project-Based Learning (PBL), Dr. Kris Wobbe has worked with peers across higher education, nationally and internationally, to facilitate the advancement of project-based learning, tailored... Read More