Kristen Wendell

Kristen Wendell

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Stacey and Robert Morse Fellow
Adjunct Associate Professor, Education
617-627-5888
200 Boston Avenue, Suite G810
Medford, MA

Biography

Kristen has returned to Tufts and the CEEO after 4 and a half years on the faculty at University of Massachusetts Boston. There she taught pre-service elementary and early childhood teachers about science and engineering education and started two NSF-funded projects: one on the use of community-based engineering to prepare novice urban elementary school teachers in science and engineering; and the other on supporting urban students' engineering discourse. Before UMass Boston, Kristen was a graduate student in STEM Ed at Tufts (at the CEEO) and in aerospace engineering at MIT (where she studied advanced spacesuit design). Her new position at Tufts is as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education. Kristen lives in Bedford with her husband Chris and their kids Nathan (5) and AJ (2), who are already passionate CEEO fans.