Preparing teachers for the classrooms of the future through research and design.

Meredith Thompson

Research Scientist and Lecturer

meredith@mit.edu

Meredith Thompson

About Meredith Thompson

Thompson draws upon her background in science education and outreach as a research scientist and lecturer for the Scheller Teacher Education Program and the Teaching Systems Lab. Her research interests are in collaborative learning, STEM educational games, and using virtual and simulated environments for learning STEM topics. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Cornell, a master’s in science and engineering education from Tufts, and a doctorate in science education from Boston University. She has two current projects: the Collaborative Learning Environments for Virtual Reality (CLEVR) is creating a cross platform collaborative game about cellular biology, and INSPIRE is a group of education professors who are using games and simulations in teacher preparation. Thompson uses those games and simulations when she teaches the STEP course: “Understanding and Evaluating Education.”

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