Lecturer - Ari W. Epstein

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Ari W. Epstein

Lecturer, CEE and Terrascope Program

MIT Room 16-177
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Telephone: 617.253.3666 Email: awe@mit.edu


  • A.B., Harvard College 1984
  • Ph.D., Oceanography, MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program 1995

Research Interests

Educational innovation, emphasizing links between free-choice and formal learning

Teaching Interests

  • Project-based, team-oriented learning
  • Design
  • Communicating scientific/technical ideas to general audiences

Selected Publications

1. Epstein, A. W., Bras, R., Hodges, K., and Lipson, A., 2007. Team-oriented, project-based learning as a path to undergraduate research. In K. K. Karukstis and T. Elgren (Eds.), Designing, Implementing, and Sustaining a Research-Supportive Undergraduate Curriculum: A Compendium of Successful Curricular Practices from Faculty and Institutions Engaged in Undergraduate Research. Council on Undergraduate Research, Washington, DC.

2. Lipson, A., Epstein, A.W., Bras, R., and Hodges, K., 2007. StudentsÂ’ perceptions of Terrascope, a project-based freshman learning community. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 16(4), 349-364.

3. Epstein, A. W., Lipson, A., Bras, R. and Hodges, K., 2006. Terrascope: A project-based, team-oriented freshman learning community with an environmental/Earth system focus. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 2006, paper 2006-435. American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, DC.