Dr. Monica Cardella is an Associate Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University and is the Director of Informal Learning Environments Research for Pre-College Engineering (INSPIRE).
Dr. Monica Cardella has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington, and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.
Prior to her appointment at Purdue, Dr. Cardella was a CASEE (Center for the Advancement of Scholarship in Engineering Education) postdoctoral engineering education researcher at Stanford University. Her research interests include engineering design thinking, mathematical thinking, visual thinking, P-12 engineering education, and human-centered design.
Dr. Cardella is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Educational Research Association, the International Society of the Learning Sciences, the Visitor Studies Association and Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honor society.