MIT graduate and former educator Anurupa Ganguly advances STEM education

Rod Berger | Forbes Contributor
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For MIT graduate and former educator Anurupa Ganguly, part of the STEM gap issue may lie in enhancing math concepts in a spatial context to encourage greater numbers of students to grasp and maintain essential concepts.

After witnessing a drop-off in STEM pursuits by fellow students in college, Ganguly recognized a key factor behind the development. Many students were discouraged by learning models focused on reproduced memorization rather than creating and contributing knowledge. She channeled that enlightenment into her teaching career, soon realizing that teachers and administrators were missing the tools necessary to build learning models that would confidently advance the mindsets and learning of students.

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