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Christine Cunningham

Christine Cunningham
Current Position
Senior Vice President, STEM Learning
Museum of Science, Boston
Board Term
October 2019 - September 2026
Board Category
Curriculum Specialist
Representative Board Activities
Vice Chair — Assessment Development Committee
Member — Executive Committee
Ph.D. Cornell University - Science Education, Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. Yale University – Biology
B.S. Yale University – Biology

Christine Cunningham is the Senior Vice President, STEM Learning at the Museum of Science in Boston. She aims to make engineering, science, and computational thinking education more equitable and accessible, especially for populations underrepresented and underserved in STEM.

Dr. Cunningham is the Founding Director of Youth Engineering Solutions (YES) and Engineering is Elementary (EiE), which develop equity-oriented, research-based STEM curricula and professional learning resources for preK-8 youth and their educators.
Prior to joining the Museum of Science, she was a Professor of Practice in Education and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.

In 2017, Dr. Cunningham won the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education for pioneering curriculum that introduces engineering concepts and practices at the elementary level.