Dorothy Bennett

Senior Researcher, Design Lab
(718) 595-9103
dbennett@nysci.org

Dorothy Bennett has over 25 years of experience researching and developing educational media, curricula and teacher enhancement programs that explore how design can serve as a powerful pathway into science and engineering for children. She has collaborated with a broad range of institutions to research and develop media rich, inclusive science and technology programs, including, the American Museum of Natural History, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, IBM, CUNY Schools of Engineering, and K – 12 school districts across the country. As principal investigator on a body of NSF-funded work, she investigated the role that narrative context plays in opening up engineering and computer programming to diverse groups of children. She holds a master’s of science in education from Bank Street College of Education, with a focus on adolescent development.