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Debra Bernstein

Senior Research Associate
Cambridge, MA
Debra Bernstein is a Senior Researcher at TERC. In her research and evaluation work shestudies STEM learning in K-12 and informal environments, with an emphasis on approaches thatincrease CS engagement and learning to broaden participation of diverse and underservedaudiences. Debra currently serves as an evaluator on the Inclusive Exploring CS project whichexamines changes in learning, attitudes, and access to computing for students with VisualImpairments. Debra is also an evaluator for the Creative Robotics project, examining theimplementation supports necessary for middle school teachers to integrate robotics into STEMclassrooms. Debra holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.