Merredith Portsmore

Merredith Portsmore

(617) 627-0955
200 Boston Ave
Research/Areas of Interest:

K-12 engineering education, outreach development, learning through teaching


  • Ph.D., Tufts University, Medford, United States, 2010
  • M.A., Tufts University, Medford, United States, 1999
  • B.S., Tufts University, Medford, United States, 1998


Merredith Portsmore the director of the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, as well as a research assistant professor. She has the unique honor of being a "Quadruple Jumbo," having received all her four of her degrees from Tufts University (B.A. in English, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.A. in Education, and Ph.D. in Engineering Education). Portsmore's research interests focus on how children engage in constructing solutions to engineering design problems. Her outreach work focuses on creating resources for K-12 educators to support engineering education in the classroom. She is the founder of STOMP, LEGO, and the online Teacher Engineering Education Program.