Over the past twenty+ years Claire has been involved in the design and implementation of multiple STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educational outreach programs. She has worked extensively to bridge connections between higher education's research community and its educational partners from K-14. Her work has led to deep understanding and respect for the partner community that Higher Education seeks to support. It has also has provided her multiple opportunities to mentor university students interested in sharing their passion for science, engineering and innovation.
Claire's continued goals are to utilize this expertise to design and implement innovative programs and partnerships that effectively engage individuals and communities currently underrepresented in these fields and to support the development of the next generation of STEM professionals, and that meet our rapidly changing regional and national technological needs.
Jennifer Love completed her EdD degree in April 2022 and has since transitioned to Northeastern University’s Center for STEM Education as a STEM Teaching Faculty member. Jen’s dissertation, titled “Aligning to the 2016 Massachusetts Science, Technology & Engineering Curriculum Frameworks: PreK-5 STEAM Education where Engineering is the Keystone” was the subsequent phase of her research with public school teachers in Massachusetts, after her 2018 conference publication “STEAM Go! A School District’s Approach to Implementing New State Science, Technology & Engineering PreK – 12 Curriculum Standards”. Jennifer Love earned a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a MS degree in biomedical engineering from The University of Iowa and worked for 10 years as a professional engineer in the medical device and athletic footwear industries before joining the College of Engineering as a teaching faculty member at Northeastern University in 2006. She has taught courses in engineering technology, mechanical engineering and first year engineering, with an emphasis on project-based learning, makerspaces, prototype development, product development and game design. She lives in a coastal community south of Boston with her family, where she enjoys the beach, hiking, kayaking, golf and other outdoor adventures with her husband, 2 children and their dog Mango.
Nick graduated from Tufts University with a BS in Engineering Science (2012) and from Northeastern University with Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Elementary Education (2020). In addition, he has taught physics, chemistry, and engineering at various schools and grade levels (German and English).
He organizes, plans, and run all the various outreach events at the Center for STEM Education. Nick enjoys building robots, programming calculators, playing board games, and designing games. He also loves exploring the world, both in person (favorites: Fiji and Czech Republic) and virtually (avid Google Earth user).