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Kruchten, Catherine

Instructional Designer

Mailing Address:
UMBC
JCET
TRC, Room 188
Baltimore, MD 21228 USA

Phone: (410) 455-5829
Email: crk@umbc.edu

Kruchten, Catherine
Biography:

Catherine Kruchten joins the JCET team having most recently been the Informal Educator for the Visitor Center at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  As the Informal Educator, she was charged with creating and implementing STEM engagement in out-of-school time programs and supporting informal educator professional development.  Prior to her work at the Visitor Center, Catherine completed her Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education at George Washington University and holds a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT, where she earned her teaching license for secondary level mathematics before bridging her experiences to informal education.  She has developed educational programming and evaluation for several museums, including the Smithsonian Institution, the Capitol Visitor Center, the Museum of Science in Boston, and the International Spy Museum.  Catherine is incredibly excited to join the team at JCET, since her job allows her to combine her love of all things STEM-related with her passion for informal, interdisciplinary learning.