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Christine Cunningham, Ph.D.

Vice President, Museum of Science, Boston
Founder and Director, Engineering is Elementary

Dr. Christine Cunningham is an educational researcher who works to make engineering and science more relevant, accessible, and understandable, especially for underserved and underrepresented populations. A vice president at the Museum of Science, Boston since 2003, she founded and directs Engineering is Elementary™, a groundbreaking project that integrates engineering concepts into elementary curriculum and teacher professional development. To date, EiE has served four million children nationwide and 46,000 educators. Cunningham has previously served as director of engineering education research at the Tufts University Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, where her work focused on integrating engineering with science, technology, and math in professional development for K-12 teachers. She also directed the Women’s Experiences in College Engineering (WECE) project, the first national, longitudinal, large-scale study of the factors that support young women pursuing engineering degrees. Cunningham holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in biology from Yale and a Ph.D. in Science Education from Cornell University.

 

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, June 18
 

9:45am