Christine Cunningham
Christine Cunningham
Professor of Practice in Education and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
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Christine Cunningham is a Professor of Practice in Education and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. She aims to make engineering, science, and computational thinking education more equitable and accessible, especially for populations that are underserved and underrepresented in STEM. 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. 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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