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About TLL

Darshita (Dipa) Shah, Associate Director for Teaching and Learning
dnshah@mit.edu

Darshita (Dipa) Shah
(Photo by Peter Hyland)

Dipa Shah joined TLL as a Postdoctoral Associate in May 2011. Dipa's primary role is to develop curricular materials for the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Before joining TLL, Dipa played an integral role in developing curriculum materials at the Museum of Science in Boston. Engineering is Elementary®, used by more than 25,000 teachers, is a research-based program that reinforces elementary science topics, creativity, problem solving, and teamwork skills through hands-on engineering design challenges. Engineering Adventures is a new engineering curriculum being designed specifically for use in after-school and camp settings.

Dipa previously served as a member of the education staff at The Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport, Connecticut. There, she trained and supervised science instructors, developed and taught hands-on physical science labs for Grades 3-8 in the museum and in after-school programs, and managed various grant-funded projects.

Dipa received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and her Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her doctoral research focused on the development of polymeric biomaterials for heart valve tissue engineering.

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