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Brian E. GravelBrian E. Gravel
Director of Elementary Education

  • Ph.D., Tufts University, Science Education
  • M.S., Tufts University, Mechanical Engineering
  • B.S., Tufts University, Mechanical Engineering

Brian Gravel is Lecturer and Director of Elementary Education in the Department of Education. Beginning in 2011, Brian and colleagues developed the Elementary STEM M.A.T. program, which prepares elementary school teachers for engaging their students in the practices of science, engineering, and mathematics. The program focuses on (1) work in urban settings by leveraging a strong tradition of urban school partnerships within the Department, and (2) it leverages the ongoing research on STEM at the K-12 level by faculty and graduate students in the Department.

Brian's research focuses on students' multiple representations of their ideas about science and mathematics, and the emergent representational practices they exhibit when engaged with different educational technologies. This work builds on the development of SAM Animation, which is stop-motion animation software developed at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach. He is currently researching ways of fostering disciplinary engagement and modeling practices through the development of new technologies like SiMSAM.

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