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Katerina Bagiati Bio

Katerina Bagiati


Aikaterini (Katerina) Bagiati, Ph.D.

Katerina Bagiati was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece. After graduating with a Diploma in Electrical and Computers Engineering and a Masters degree in Advanced Digital Communication Systems from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, she first worked as a software engineer, and later on as a CS and Technology Teacher in middle and high-school classes, while in parallel participated numerous K-12 STEM summer camps. In 2008 Katerina Bagiati was one of the first graduate students to join the pioneer School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. In 2011 she acquired her Doctorate in Engineering Education, followed by a post-doctoral associate appointment within the MIT-SUTD Collaboration at MIT. 

Katerina Bagiati is currently a research scientist at the MIT Office of Open Learning. She is actively involved in the development and the assessment related to MIT’s national and international educational projects and collaborations, and conducts research at the PreK-12 and higher education levels, in the efficacy of innovative learning mechanisms and pedagogical approaches used in initiatives mentioned above. Her research interests are in the areas of Early Engineering, Educational Technologies, STEM Curriculum Development and Teacher Training, and Design-Based Learning.