Meredith Thompson

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Meredith Thompson

About Meredith Thompson

Thompson drew 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 main 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 used those games and simulations when she taught the STEP course: “Understanding and Evaluating Education.”

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