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Kristen Wendell
McDonnell Family Professor in Engineering Education
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education


Contact Info:
200 Boston Avenue
Suite G810
Medford, MA 02155

Phone: 617.627.5888
Fax: 617.627.4760

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.