Dr. Christine Cunningham aims make engineering, science, and computational thinking education more equitable. Cunningham is the founding director of Youth Engineering Solutions (YES), which develops equity-oriented, research-based, field-tested curricula and professional learning resources for preK-8 youth and their educators. Her research articulates frameworks for precollege engineering education and explores affordances of engineering for learners. Previously, Cunningham was a vice president at the Museum of Science in Boston where she founded Engineering is Elementary (EiE), which reached 200,000 educators and 20 million children under her leadership. Cunningham holds joint B.A. and M.A. degrees in biology from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Education from Cornell University.
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