Tamara J. Moore, Ph.D.                                     ENE

Associate Professor of Engineering Education, Purdue University

My research and teaching interests are centered on the integration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) concepts in mathematics, science, and engineering classrooms. Getting students interested in STEM fields while at the same time providing them with rich learning experiences is challenging. In order to address this challenge, my research agenda has been focused on learning and teaching problem solving and modeling through the context of engineering. I believe that providing students with realistic contexts in which to learn mathematics and science furthers their interest in these subjects. Because of my belief that teaching mathematics and science should be tied to a context, I have been developing curricular tools and researching professional development in this area.