Dr. Amanda Strawhacker
Amanda Strawhacker is the Associate Director of the Early Childhood Technology (ECT) Graduate Certificate Program at Tufts University’s Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development. She holds a Master’s and Ph.D. from Tufts in Child Study and Human Development, which she earned while working as a research assistant at the DevTech Research Group. She has contributed to the research and development of several technologies for children including the ScratchJr programming app, the KIBO robotics kit, the Early Childhood Makerspace at Tufts, and most recently the CRISPEE bioengineering kit.
She is a two-time winner of the Eliot-Pearson Research-Practice Integration Award and was a speaker with TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet. Her work involves teaching, developing curricula, and professional development on EdTech, and she is passionate about innovating ways to empower children to express themselves and explore the world through new technologies. Connect with Amanda on Twitter: @ALStrawhacker and visit her website: amandastrawhacker.com