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Barbara Bratzel
Educator in Residence

Barbara Bratzel is an educator in residence at the CEEO. She is taking a one-year leave of absence from her regular job as a science teacher at the Shady Hill School, a preK-8 independent school in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition to classroom teaching, Barbara does teacher training and writes LEGO MINDSTORMS activity books for teachers.

M.A.T. Tufts University, 1990
B.A. Oberlin College, double major in Biology and Mathematics, 1982

CEEO Responsibilities:
Barbara works on outreach, teacher training, and curriculum development at the CEEO. In particular, she is involved with Novel Engineering, Dr. E's Challenges, and summer robotics workshops for teachers.


  • Creative STEM Projects with MINDSTORMS EV3 and NXT Robotics, NSTA National Conference, Chicago 2015
  • STEM by Design, College House Books, 2014
  • Tinkering with Elementary Engineering, NSTA National Conference, Boston 2014
  • LabVIEW Lessons, College House Books, 2011
  • Physics by Design, 3rd Edition, College House Books, 2009