The Poincaré Institute is a collaborative project that brings together university faculty from multiple departments, non-profit research institutions, and school leaders and teachers from nine public school districts. Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Math Science Partnership program, the Institute aims to develop lasting partnerships that draw upon the unique perspectives and expertise of each partner.

The Poincaré Institute brings together faculty and researchers with expertise in the fields of mathematics, education, and physics. Nine school districts across three states bring a wealth of practicing professionals to the project. A strong group of staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students support the Institute with experience and knowledge in the areas of technology, research, mathematics, and mathematics education.

Our team shares a commitment to improving mathematics education through a focus on the middle and early high school years and unifying mathematical concepts through a deeper understanding of algebra and functions.

**Principal Investigators**

**Montserrat Teixidor-i-Bigas** (PI), Professor of Mathematics, Tufts University

**David W. Carraher** (co-PI), Senior Research Scientist, TERC

**Analúcia Schliemann** (co-PI), Professor of Education (Emerita) & Research Professor, Tufts University

**School Districts**

Maine: Portland

Massachusetts: Fitchburg, Leominster, Medford, Medway, Somerville, Everett

New Hampshire: Dover, Sanborn, Timberlane

** Contributors**

**Alex Babinski,** Mathematics Graduate Student while at Poincare and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Stout

**Alfredo Bautista**, was a Postdoctoral Fellow while at Poincare and is now a Research scientist at the National Institute of Education of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

**Michael Ben-Zvi**, Mathematics Graduate Student, Tufts University

** Karen Berg** was a Poincare co-PI and at Dover (NH) Public Schools and is now curriculum coordinator at Barrington Public Schools NH

** Harrison Bray** (formerly Sarah Bray), was a Mathematics Graduate Student while at Poincare and is now a postdoctoral assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, University of Michigan

**Bárbara M. Brizuela**, Associate Professor of Education, Tufts University

**Mary Caddle**, Program Director Tufts University

**Ying Cao**, was an Education Graduate Student while at Poincare moved to a postdoctoral scholar at Oregon State University and will be an Assistant Professor at Drury University

**Jeffrey Carlson** was a Mathematics Graduate Student while at Poincare and is now a postdoctoral scholar in Mathematics at the University of Toronto

**Charlie Cunningham** was a Mathematics Graduate Student while at Poincare and is now a visiting assistant professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Haverford College, NH

** Benjamin De Winkle ** was a graduate student in Mathematics while at Poincare, later taught mathematics in China and is now working in industry.

**Andrew Eisenberg ** was a graduate student in Mathematics while at Poincare and is now a Visiting Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University,

**Pearl Emmons**, Multimedia Specialist, Tufts University Department of Education

**Nathan Fisher** Graduate Student, Department of Mathematics

**Brendan Foley ** was a master student in Mathematics while at Poincare and is now a PhD student in data science at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute

**Hugh Gallagher**, Associate Professor of Physics, Tufts University

**Philip Gay**, Media Center Manager, Tufts University Department of Education

**Corinne Glenwerks **(formerly Corinne Glennie) was a master student in Education while at Poincare and is now a PhD student, , taught Math at Revere’s High School and is working as an Instructional Designer at the MIT Teaching Systems Lab

**Ezra Gouvea**, Graduate student in Education, Tufts University

**Boris Hasselblatt**, Professor of Mathematics, Tufts University

** Mirjana Hotomski**, PhD student, Department of Education

** Winnie Ko ** was a Postdoctoral Fellow while at Poincare and it is now an assistant professor of Mathematic Education at Indiana State University

**Garret Laforge ** was a graduate student in Mathematics while at Poincare and is now an Instructor of Mathematics at USFSM University of South Florida-Manatee,

**Chunhua Liu**, Post-doctoral Fellow.

**Caroline Merighi** (formerly Caroline Hagen) was poincare Program Administrator, is now completing her PhD in Mathematics Education and is a curriculum developer at IXL

**Ashley Newman-Owens ** was a Master student in Education while at Poincare and now works as a Math tutor

**Chris O’Donnell** was a Mathematics Graduate Student while at Poincare and is now a

software engineer at Reify Health

**Kim Ruane**, Professor of Mathematics, Tufts University

** Judah Schwartz** Professor of the Practice in Education, Research Professor of Physics, Tufts University

**Sheree Sharpe** was a Postdoctoral Fellow while at Poincare and is now an assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of New Hampshire

**Sunrose Shrestha**, Mathematics Graduate Student, Tufts University

**Kristofer Siy ** was an undergraduate student while at Poincare and is now a graduate student at the University of Waterloo and a facilitator for the center for teaching excellence,

** Thomas Snarsky ** was an undergraduate student while at Poincare and is now a high school teacher at Malden High School

**Enrique Suarez ** was a Master student in Education while at Poincare and is now a research associate at the University of Washington in Seattle

**Roger Tobin**, Professor of Physics, Tufts University

**Paul Wagoner**, Laboratory Demo Coordinator, Physics and Astronomy, Tufts University

**Michelle Wilkerson-Jerde**, was an Assistant Professor of Education at Tufts University and is now an Associate Professor of Education at the University of California t Berkeley

**Ken Wright** was a post-doctoral fellow while at Poincare and is now an educational researcher and a Physics teacher at Medford MA High school

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