Jess Scolnic
Program Manager

Jessica received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Engineering Education from Tufts in 2013. She is now pursuing her M.S. in M.E. while managing STOMP.  Her academic interests include controls and modeling, women in STEM, makerspaces and kids doing cool engineering! Jess also likes LEGO building, skiing, cooking and making stained glass windows.


Merredith Portsmore
CEEO Associate Director

Merredith has earned both a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.A. in English from Tufts University in 1998. Merredith has also received her M.A. in Education from Tufts University in 1999.  She completed her PhD in Engineering Education in 2010. Merredith is the Associate Director the CEEO.  She is responsible for overseeing all of the Center’s outreach programs and efforts in the community. She is the founder of the Tufts University STOMP program.

Chris Rogers
CEEO Director

Chris got all three of his degrees at Stanford University, where he worked with John Eaton on his thesis looking at particle motion in a boundary layer flow. From Stanford, he went to Tufts as a faculty member, where he has been for the last million years, with a few exceptions. Chris is involved in several different research areas: particle-laden flows (a continuation of his thesis), telerobotics and controls, slurry flows in chemical-mechanical planarization, the engineering of musical instruments, measuring flame shapes of couch fires, measuring fruit-fly locomotion, and in engineering education (K – College).Chris also has a strong commitment to teaching, and at Tufts has started a number of new directions, including learning robotics with LEGO bricks and learning manufacturing by building musical instruments. He was awarded the Carnegie Professor of the Year in Massachusetts in 1998 and is currently the director of the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach.


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