Stephanie Couch

Stephanie Couch

Stephanie Couch is Executive Director of Lemelson-MIT Program. She is praised by her colleagues for her vision, drive, and other exceptional leadership skills.

Stephanie Couch, PhD

Job Title:
Executive Director

Department, Lab, or Center:
Lemelson-MIT Program

How long have you worked at MIT:
6.5 years

What is your role and what responsibilities do you have at MIT:
My team and I help K12 and community college students and teachers across the United States develop ways of finding and inventing solutions to problems in their local communities. Our Invention Education approach is recognized at the federal level as a model for transdisciplinary STEM teaching/learning in the age of convergence. We are proud of the 16 high school teams that have earned U.S. patents for their work!

What is your favorite part of your job:
I’m an ethnographer so I love investigating the difference we make in people’s lives.

Do you have any hobbies or interests:
You can catch me running along the Charles River or hanging out at the Cambridge Foundry – a new community center for STEM and the Arts near MIT.



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