Merredith Portsmore

Merredith Portsmore

200 Boston Avenue, Suite G810
Medford, MA


PhD Engineering Education, Tufts University 2010
MA Education, Tufts University 1999
BS Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University 1998
BA English, Tufts University 1998


Dr. Merredith Portsmore is the Director for Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach and a Research Associate Professor. Merredith received all four of her degrees from Tufts (BA English, BS Mechanical Engineering, MA Education, PhD in Engineering Education). She currently leads the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach supervising grant administration, fundraising, and strategic planning. Her research interests focus on how children engage in designing and constructing solutions to engineering design problems and evaluating students’ design artifacts. Her outreach work focuses on creating resources for K-12 educators to support engineering education in the classroom.