The Team

Kristen Wendell, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Education at Tufts University. A recipient of the NSF CAREER award, her research focuses on engineering design and discourse practices among all engineering learners, from PreK children to teachers to college students. Contact Kristen at kristen[dot]wendell[at]tufts.edu or learn more about her work here.

Tejaswini Dalvi, Ph.D., is a Assistant Professor of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at University of Massachusetts Boston. She holds a PhD in physics and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Community Based Engineering project.

Jessica Swenson, M.S., is a doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University. She previously earned degrees at Northwestern University and Tufts University. She is interested in undergraduate students’ engagement in different engineering learning activity structures.

Chelsea Andrews, M.S., is a doctoral student in STEM Education at Tufts University. She previously earned degrees at MIT and Texas A&M. She is interested in how students are apprenticed into disciplinary ways of doing engineering.