| Dr. Wendy C. Newstetter
Wendy C. Newstetter, Ph.D.
Director of Learning Sciences Research in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech
Dr. Newstetter's research focuses on understanding learning in interdisciplines with an eye towards designing educational environments that support the development of integrative problem solving. Her ethnographic investigations of three interdisciplinary research laboratories have informed the design of problem-driven learning (PDL) classrooms at Georgia Tech designed to foster integrative model-based reasoning. With support from the Spencer Foundation, she has investigated the experiences of under-represented minorities (URMs) in university research settings to better understand how gender and race are enacted at the bench top. She works with faculty at Georgia Tech and throughout the nation through Project Kaleidoscope to create and then develop more effective science, math and engineering educational environments informed by learning and cognitive science research. Her most recent research focuses on integrated systems biology and how to prepare students to enter this field. Dr. Newstetter has published in numerous journals and conference proceedings, including the Journal of Engineering Education, Research in Engineering Design and the Annals of Biomedical Engineering. She is a Senior Editor for the Journal of Engineering Education.