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Sara Willner-Giwerc
Doctoral Student in Mechanical Engineering

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

Phone: 617-627-5888
Fax: 617-627-4760
Email

Biography:
I am pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering after graduating from Tufts with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a double minor in engineering education and engineering management in 2018. My research has been focused on developing a new Internet of Things technology for elementary school students, as well as developing other technologies to enable engineering education in classrooms from kindergarten to college. I am excited to work on lowering barriers to entry for using existing technology in classrooms, engineering new technologies and methods for enabling learning by doing, and making engineering education accessible for all educators and learners. During my undergraduate career at Tufts, I was an infielder for the Tufts softball team, which won a historic undefeated national championship in 2015.

Education:
BS Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, 2018

CEEO Responsibilities:
I am a research assistant for Chris Rogers.

Research Interests:
My research has been focused on the development of an Internet of Things platform designed for elementary school students, and understanding how young students use the internet in their design processes. I am also working on the creation a new, online maker-education resource, with the goal of enabling more classrooms worldwide to engage in learning through making.